Volume #1, Issue #4, July, 1969
Mourning Observance for
by the B'nai B'rith Lodge of Marysville, California
From Their First Minute Book Benevolence, Brotherly Love and Harmony.
B'nai B'rith Hall, Miriam Lodge No. 56, I. O. B. B. Marysville, April 18, 1865.
Pursuant to a call, a special meeting of this Lodge was held at 81/2 o'clock p.m. The president, Brother M. Marcuse, presiding and all officers present. The president stated that the object of this meeting is for the purpose of making suit-able arrangement to be in attendance at the funeral procession of our late President Abraham Lincoln. The following communication of the District Grand Lodge was read: Dispensation is granted to all Lodges with or without regalias.
--[Signed] L. KAPLAN, Grand Sofer.
A communication of the Marshall of that day, E. Hamilton, inviting this Lodge to join in this procession and take part in the obsequies of our late President was read. On motion the invitation was accepted to be acted upon.
On motion it was resolved that this Lodge should move as a body at the time assigned in that procession.
On motion the following committee of three was appointed to draft resolutions, expressing the feelings of this Lodge at the news of the assassination of our late President Abraham Lincoln and report forthwithly: Brother S. R. Rosenthal, Brother R. Katz, Brother M. A. Marcuse. The committee on Mourning Observance for Abraham Lincoln resolutions reported forthwith, the report was received and the committee discharged.
The following resolutions were read and on motion unanimously adopted:
Whereas: The sad and mournful intelligence has reached us of the sudden and untimely demise, by the dastardly hands of an assassin, of Abraham Lincoln, late chief magistrate of the United States of America and
Whereas: As citizens of this great nation we consider it no more than right to, in conj unction with the masses, manifest our grief at the loss of our lamented late President, as well as our abhorrence at the manner by which he came to his death, therefore be it
Resolved: That we most deeply deplore the death of Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States of America, and while our hearts are stricken with sorrow at the loss of him in whom our country confidently looked as a noble and honest chief magistrate, we most resignedly and most humiliatingly bow to His divine decree.
Resolved : That it is our most fervent hope that the assassin, by whose foul hands the illustrious departed was so cruelly slain, and those in any form connected with this horrible deed, may soon be overtaken and justice meted out to them adequate with the enormity of their heartless crime.
Resolved : That it may please Almighty God in His divine mercy to spread His paternal wings over our bleeding and afflicted country, that it may soon heal up the wound the nation has sustained by the loss of him whom we mourn, and may soon find peace and union to dwell for-ever again in our land.
Resolved: That we drape our hall in mourning and wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved: That we join the citizens of this city in the funeral obsequies to take place tomorrow, as a body.
Resolved: That these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of this Lodge, and that the newspapers of this city be requested to publish them.
On motion, the secretary was instructed to send a copy of these resolutions to the Hebrew and Gleaner and request them to publish them in their papers.
On motion the meeting adjourned to meet again tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. M. MARCUSE, Pres., B. HIRSCH, Secretary.
B'nai B'rith Hall, Miriam Lodge No. 56, I. O. B. B. Marysville, April 19, 1865.
The Lodge met and opened at 9 o'clock a.m., the president, Brother M. Marcuse, presiding, and all officers present. All members being present, the president stated that we should now proceed and march to the place assigned to us by the mar-shall of this day.
On motion the meeting adjourned until the funeral pro-cession be over.
The Lodge was opened again at 10 o'clock a.m. and on motion adjourned until the next regular meeting, in Benevolence, Brotherly Love and Harmony.
--M. MARCUSE, Pres., BERNHARD HIRSCH, Secretary.
A Western States Jewish History California Plaque
AT LINCOLN PARK, SAN FRANCISCO
OFFICIER DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR
NATIVE OF FRANCE
FROM HIS MANHOOD AN AMERICAN CITIZEN
PATRIOTIC PHILANTHROPIC ART-LOVING
SOMETIME MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF SAN FRANCISCO
AS A TOKEN OF THEIR AFFECTION
— Inscription on the base of the statue "The Shades," by Auguste Rodin., sculptor