Newspaper from May. 1, 1865

"The Assassination of the President."

  • Full Title

    "The Assassination of the President."

  • Description

    Editorial published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on May 1, 1865, regarding the reported assassination of President Lincoln. Two weeks after the event, the accounts "begin to assume the semblance of truth." The author condemns the murder while defending the South: "So far as the unfortunate masses of the South, who have been made the unwilling instruments of this rebellion, and who have been the chief sufferers under the grinding despotism in which it resulted, they deplore the event quite as much as their countrymen of the North, and would rejoice in common with their fellow citizens of the entire nation in the apprehension and punishment of the assassins and their accomplices."

  • Source

    Excerpt from the Montgomery Daily Mail, book number ADVCOL39. Catalog record for this title is available here.

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    Montgomery Daily Mail. ""The Assassination of the President."". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed August 15, 2018. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/200