Document from Apr. 15, 1865

Proceedings of The Union League

  • Full Title

    Proceedings of the Union League of Philadelphia regarding the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.

  • Description

    This pamphlet includes the meetings and proceedings of The Union League of Philadelphia after the assassination of President Lincoln. The Board of Directors met on April 15 "immediately after information had been received of the murder of the President..." and a special meeting was held on April 17 for all members. Several members spoke about the impact of the President's death, the evils of slavery and its role in his death, God's Providence, and the best ways to honor and mourn Lincoln. During this meeting on April 17, the League commissioned mourning badges for League members and their families to wear for the month following Lincoln's death.

  • Transcription

    A full scan of this pamphlet is available through the Internet Archive, www.archive.org.

  • Source

    The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia (Object ID: XI.2.007 and XI.2.008)

  • Rights

    Use of this item for research, teaching and private study is permitted with proper citation and attribution, as “Courtesy of The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia.” Reproduction of this item for publication, broadcast or commercial use requires written permission. For permission, please contact The Abraham Lincoln Foundation.

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    The Union League of Philadelphia. "Proceedings of the Union League of Philadelphia regarding the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.". Henry B. Ashmead. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 25, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1014