Document from Apr. 18, 1865

Unsigned note to Hon. E.M. Stanton, [April 1865]

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    Unsigned note to Hon. E.M. Stanton, [April 1865]

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    States, "The running of cars upon the street railroads, between 17th street and the Congressional Cemetery, should cease to-morrow between 11 A.M., and to P.M. The rolling of cars, and the jingle of bells will contrast strangely with the solemnity of those several hours. . . ." Instructions for the day of Abraham Lincoln's funeral.

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    [*4-1865*]
    Missouri
    Historical Society
    Saint Louis
    Bixby Collection

    Hon E M Stanton
    Sec of War
    Sir
    The running of cars
    upon the street railroads, between
    17th Street and the Congressional
    Cemetery, should cease to-morrow
    between 11 A M and 2 P M.
    The rolling of cars, and the jingle
    of bills will contrast strangely
    with the solemnity of those sacred
    hours.
    Affection.

    PRESENTED TO
    MISSOURI HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    BY W. K. BIXBY

    Transcription by Henry R.

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    anonymous. "Unsigned note to Hon. E.M. Stanton, [April 1865]". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed May 30, 2020. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/680