Letter from Apr. 25, 1865

Preston King to Unknown

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    Preston King to Unknown

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    Preston King, a former U.S. Senator from New York, comments on the shock and grief gripping the nation in the wake of the assassination of President Lincoln. King also expresses his confidence in President Andrew Johnson.

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    Washington April 24 1865.

    My Dear Sir

    Your letter and the paper are recd, for which accepting thanks. It is difficult to realize that the Horrible crime which has filled the Whole Country with Greif is a fact. I have to say even in the midst of the mourning visible in every face that I fully beleive the confidence so universally expressed in Mr. Johnson is well founded

    Yours Truly,

    Preston King

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    Preston King Letter

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    King, Preston, 1806-1865. "Preston King to Unknown". Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 22, 2024. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/698