Document from Apr. 1, 1865

Note to George Harrington

  • Full Title

    Note of George Harrington regarding guests at the White House for Abraham Lincoln's funeral, [April 1865]

  • Description

    Concerns provisions for the admission of persons who are to be at the President's House, for those who have cards to the Green and East Rooms, and arrangements for them to have admission to carriages in the procession.

  • Transcription

    Nothing has been done to provide for the admission of persons in who are to be at President's House, and to have a right to places in the carriages.

    Of course those who have cards to the Green & East Rooms will have but it is inappropriate that all of them can get into the carriages.

    Nor has any arrangement been made as to the number of carriages to be admitted into the President’s Grounds, nor for the admission of the delegations from Illinois and Kentucky.

    Who has charge of the carriages for the procession:



    [Transcription team:

    Austin B., Danny H., Preston P., and Hunter P.

    New Hampton Middle School, New Hampton, Iowa]

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    This item is in the public domain.

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  • Cite this Item

    Harrington, George, 1815-1892. "Note of George Harrington regarding guests at the White House for Abraham Lincoln's funeral, [April 1865]". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed October 22, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/677