Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

"Death of the president"

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    "Death of the president"

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    Article in the Second Edition of the Daily Morning Chronicle announcing the death of President Abraham Lincoln and commenting on the intensity of the nation's mourning.

  • Transcription

    ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS DEAD!
    If tears had audible language, a shriek would go up from these States which would startle the world from its propriety.
    Strong men use the impressive language of women - TEARS. Women bow their heads in the dust. Children sleep troubledly.
    Words are at this time weak and vain. Let us all, with heart and voice, say that
    "This grave shall have a LIVING MONUMENT!"

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    Washingtoniana Microfilm Collection

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    Daily Morning Chronicle. ""Death of the president"". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 25, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/499