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Alexander II. had been murdered, tlie following address was sent to his Imperial successor:—
To His Imperial Majesty, Alexander III., Czar of all the Russias.
The Humble Address of the London Committee of Deputies of the British Jews, and of the Council of the Anglo-Jewish Association.
With feelings of the humblest respect we approach your Imperial Majesty to offer our most sincere sympathy and condolence on the death of his late Majesty, your Imperial Father.
The direful event would at any time have spread gloom and sorrow through the civilised world, but the terrible circumstances which suddenly deprived your Imperial Majesty of your august parent, and Russia of an Emperor who had made himself beloved by all his subjects, have sent through all hearts a thrill of the deepest horror.
As Jews our grief and our sympathy are intense and profound, for we are mindful that the Imperial Sovereign of Russia is the ruler of three millions of Jewish subjects, who are all loyally devoted to the welfare of their common country and to the person of their Emperor.
Your Imperial Majesty's well-known beneficence affords us the consolation in the hour of sorrow that the interests of our brethren in faith are safe in the hands of a Sovereign whose rule is guided by fatherly solicitude for the welfare of his people.
We fervently pray Almighty Grod to protect your Majesty and your Imperial House from all trouble and affliction, and to grant your Imperial Majesty a long and prosperous reign.
We beg leave to subscribe ourselves,
Your Imperial Majesty's Most obedient and humble servants,
Arthur Cohen, H. de Worms,
President of the London Committee President of the
of Deputies of the British Jeivs. Anglo-Jewish Association.
London, 2nd May, 1881.
This document was forwarded through Prince Lobanow, the Russian Ambassador at the Court of
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