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 December 8, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/680