Letter from Apr. 18, 1865

Unsigned Note to George Harrington, April 1865

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    Unsigned Note to George Harrington, April 1865

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    Suggests that as few carriages as possible be allowed in the funeral procession of Abraham Lincoln so that more persons may follow the President to his grave.

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    Hon. Geo Harrington
    Sir:
    Pardon me for suggesting that as few carriages as possible ought to be allowed in the funeral cortege of the President.

    There are one hundred thousand aching hearts, that will follow his remains to the grave. This cannot be done if long lines of vehicles occupy the space, without adding to the volume of humanity desirous of participating.

    Unless care be taken in this respect, the remains will [arrive] at the place of burial or deposite before the people move from the White House.

    Affection

    [Transcription by: Daniel Kynaston]

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    anonymous. "Unsigned Note to George Harrington, April 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed December 8, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/678