Letter from Apr. 18, 1865

Mary Farren to Solomon F. Smith

  • Full Title

    Letter of Mary [Mary Farren], New York, to Uncle Sol [Solomon F. Smith], April 18, 1865

  • Description

    Gives her reaction to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. States, ". . . .I presume the horrible occurance of last Friday, has thrown a gloom over St. Louis, as everywhere else. I fear the measures were so well taken that the principal criminal will escape. What a dreadful calamity to befall his family. His poor old Mother, had he no human feeling left, that he could crush her in her declining years with such a blow. Edwin [Edwin Booth] it is said is perfectly prostrated. His career in all probability blighted forever. . . .By the way the name of Actor is not in much favor here at present. I was told the Detectives watch them pretty closely. . . ."

  • Source

    Missouri History Museum

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    This item is in the public domain.

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    Farren, Mary. "Letter of Mary [Mary Farren], New York, to Uncle Sol [Solomon F. Smith], April 18, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/314