Newspaper from Apr. 19, 1865

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    This article, published in Salt Lake City's Deseret News, discusses a Sunday church service held in the city a few days after Lincoln's assassination. Wilford Woodruff, F. D. Richards, and George Q. Cannon of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints each spoke on topics related to the assassination, including the uncertainty of human life, the country's mourning, and the privileges of American citizenship. Cannon compared the assassination of Abraham Lincoln to the murder of LDS Prophet Joseph Smith.

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    Utah Digital Newspapers Contributed by McKayla Herron, M.A. Student in Public History, West Virginia University

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    Deseret News. "Home Items". Deseret News. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1210