Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

Joseph B. Steen to George H. Harrington

  • Full Title

    Letter signed Jos. B. Steen [Joseph B. Steen], J.R. Duncan et al., Washington, D.C., to Hon. Geo. H. Harrington, April 17, 1865

  • Description

    States that Citizens of Kentucky would like to participate in the funeral ceremonies of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Transcription

    Washington DC
    April 17th 1865

    Hon. Gen. H. Harrington
    Dear Sir,
    In obedience
    to an adjoined meeting of the citizens
    of Kentucky to assemble and make suit.
    able arrangements to participate in the
    funeral ceremonies of Abraham Lincoln
    late president of the United States
    the undersigned were appointed a
    committee to confer with you and
    ascertain whether any particular
    pillars of ceremony were resolved upon-
    and if so. what was the order of
    the same. so as to make our actions
    harmonize with. and confess to. the
    General Programme,

    She therefore request you
    will be so good as to give as any
    information or directions you may deem
    proper on that subject of your
    earliest convenience. and oblige

    Your [[?]] servant
    Jos B Steen
    J R Duncan
    [[?]]Shaffner
    Special Committee


    [Transcription Team: Jaeger K., Dwight S., Gabriel Z.]
    [New Hampton Middle School, New Hampton, Iowa]

  • Source

    George R. Harrington Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

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    Steen, Joseph B.. "Letter signed Jos. B. Steen [Joseph B. Steen], J.R. Duncan et al., Washington, D.C., to Hon. Geo. H. Harrington, April 17, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/538