Newspaper from May. 13, 1865

Public Meeting at Peralta, NM - Resolution on the Death of President Lincoln

  • Full Title

    Public Meeting at Peralta, NM - Resolution on the Death of President Lincoln, Santa Fe Weekly

  • Description

    In May 1865, the Santa Fe Weekly Gazette published a summary of a meeting organized by the Probate Judge of Peralta, New Mexico. Peralta was named for the founder of Santa Fe, Don Pedro de Peralta, between 1607 and 1610. Both citizens of the county and Union military were present for the meeting to draft nine resolutions on the death of President Abraham Lincoln. The citizens expressed their sorrow and pledged their loyalty to the new president, Andrew Johnson. The resolutions were read in both Spanish and English. The meeting precedings were then sent to several newspapers throughout the territory, including the Santa Fe Weekly Gazette. The Santa Fe Weekly Gazette was in publication from April 1851 to September 1869 and was the most successful paper in the area up until that point, serving the capital of the province of New Mexico. The city had a population of about 4,500 by 1850. While in publication, the paper supported both Democratic and Republican causes. The paper's motto was "Independent in all things - neutral in nothing."

  • Source

    Library of Congress Chronicling America

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain and may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with proper citation and attribution.

  • Tags

  • Cite this Item

    Santa Fe Weekly Gazette. "Public Meeting at Peralta, NM - Resolution on the Death of President Lincoln, Santa Fe Weekly". James L. Collins. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1095