Newspaper from Apr. 20, 1865

Mayor's Proclamation on the Death of Abraham Lincoln - Brownville, Nebraska

  • Full Title

    Brownville, Nebraska Territory Mayor's Proclamation on the Death of Abraham Lincoln

  • Description

    Newly elected Mayor of Brownville, Nebraska Territory, Charles G. Dorsey, made a proclamation on the death of Abraham Lincoln which was published in the Nebraska Advertiser a week after the President's death. The town of Brownville did not hear about the news of the assassination for two days, and on that Saturday the columns in the Nebraska Advertiser were heavily bordered in black for mourning. The city of Brownville was only about 10 years old at the time of Lincoln's assassination. The publication Nebraska Advertiser was founded in 1856 by a recent resident, Robert Wilkinson Furnas. Fumas was appointed an Indian Agent of the Omaha, Winnebago and Ponca tribes by President Abraham Lincoln and later served as Governor of the State of Nebraska on the Republican ticket from 1873-1875. Fumas was opposed to slavery and those views were often illustrated in the newspaper.

  • Source

    Library of Congress Chronicling America

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    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.

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    Nebraska Advertiser. "Brownville, Nebraska Territory Mayor's Proclamation on the Death of Abraham Lincoln". Robert Wilkinson Furnas. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed January 16, 2019. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1097