Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

J.P. Slough to Lt. Col. J.H. Taylor, April 17, 1865

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    Letter signed J.P. Slough, Brig. Genl. Vols., Headquarters Military Governor, Alexandria, Va., to Lt. Col. J.H. Taylor, Chf. of Staff and A.A.G., Hd. Qrs. Dpt. of Washington, April 17, 1865

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    States, "A number of fisherman are tied up at this place. The officir [officer] of the Guard Ship desired to know if the restriction preventing their passing down the River is to be continued or whether he can pass all registered and known persons with their Vessels. . . ." Relates to the hunt for John Wilkes Booth after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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    Slough, John P.. "Letter signed J.P. Slough, Brig. Genl. Vols., Headquarters Military Governor, Alexandria, Va., to Lt. Col. J.H. Taylor, Chf. of Staff and A.A.G., Hd. Qrs. Dpt. of Washington, April 17, 1865". . Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 25, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/635