Newspaper from May. 8, 1865

Proclamation by President Johnson

  • Full Title

    "A Proclamation by the President."

  • Description

    Proclamation issued by President Johnson, declaring May 25, 1865, as a national day of mourning: "...to be observed, wherever in the United States the flag of the country may be respected...recommending my fellow-citizens then to assemble in their respective places of worship, there to unite in solemn service to Almighty God in memory of the good man who has been removed, so that all shall be occupied at the same time in contemplation of his virtues and sorrow for his sudden and violent end." Published in the Montgomery Daily Mail on May 8.

  • Source

    Excerpt from the Montgomery Daily Mail, item number LN.1507. Catalog record for this title is available here.

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    Montgomery Daily Mail. ""A Proclamation by the President."". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed March 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/201