Newspaper from May. 8, 1865

Editorial commenting on a rumor that "the assassination of Mr. Lincoln was planned in Canada and approved in Richmond."

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    Editorial commenting on a rumor that "the assassination of Mr. Lincoln was planned in Canada and approved in Richmond."

  • Description

    Though reluctant to believe that members of the Confederate government were involved, the author of the piece is very critical of their leadership (a "nest of conspirators that ruled this unfortunate section with the iron rod of despotism"). He also suggests that "Union men of the South...are far more deeply interested" in the president's death. 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. "Editorial commenting on a rumor that "the assassination of Mr. Lincoln was planned in Canada and approved in Richmond."". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 25, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/203