Document from Apr. 16, 1865

"The Great Crime at Washington"

  • Full Title

    Proclamation by the Mayor of Milwaukee

  • Description

    Proclamation by Mayor Abner Kirby of Milwaukee, WI. He tells of Lincoln's assassination and incorrectly claims that Secretary of Seward was also killed "by a still more infamous hand." He then recommends that "all dwellings and business places of our City forthwith be clad in mourning as a token of the deep and common sorrow that prevails."

  • Source

    Library of Congress, Rare Book And Special Collections Division, Portfolio 5, no. 22, Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana catalog 4750

  • Rights

    This item is in the public domain and may be reproduced and used for any purpose, including research, teaching, private study, publication, broadcast or commercial use, with proper citation and attribution

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  • Cite this Item

    Abner Kirby. "Proclamation by the Mayor of Milwaukee". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 25, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/727