Document from May. 1, 1865

City Inspector's Office Certificate

  • Full Title

    City Inspector's Office Certificate

  • Description

    This card grants permission to the state of New York to move Lincoln’s body to Springfield, Illinois for interment. The card notes that Lincoln died of a “pistol shot wound.”

  • Transcription

    City Inspector’s Office.
    New - York, April 21 1805
    Permission is hereby given to Peter Relyea
    to remove the remains of Abraham Lincoln
    Died of pistol shot wound
    Now in the city
    Springfield Ill for Interment.
    H.J. A. Bools
    City inspector
    RY Bailey Van Clerks

    [Transcription Team: Zoe W., Addi S., Brianna J.]
    [New Hampton Middle School]

  • Source

    Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, FOTH 3375

  • 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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    unknown. "City Inspector's Office Certificate". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed March 24, 2019.