Letter from Apr. 17, 1865

W.A. Nichols to M.B. Field, April 17, 1865

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    Letter signed W.A. Nichols, Washington, to Hon. M.B. Field, Asst. Sec., April 17, 1865

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    States, "The Hon. Mr. Harrington [George Harrington] directed the publishing of the order of the Funeral Ceremonies. If he is in the Dept. please ask him to cause the names of Messrs. George Ashman & Simon Cameron to be inserted with the names of the Pall bearers. . . ." Regarding plans for Abraham Lincoln's funeral.

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    Washington
    Monday night
    April 17/65

    Sir,
    The Hon. Mr Harrington directed the publishing of the order of the Funeral Ceremonies. If he is in the Dept. please ask him to cause the names of Messrs. George Ashman and Simon Cameron to be inserted with the names of the Pall bearers. If not in, please request the Chronicle and Intelligence to insert their names on the order under the caption of “Civilians.” -Very Respectfully
    Hon. M. B. Field W. A. Nichols
    Asst Sec.

    [Transcription by: Evan Laugen, Chandra Manning's class, Georgetown University].

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    Nichols, W. A.. "Letter signed W.A. Nichols, Washington, to Hon. M.B. Field, Asst. Sec., April 17, 1865". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/679