Newspaper from Apr. 15, 1865

“The Great Crime in Washington- Proclamation by the Mayor”

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    “The Great Crime in Washington- Proclamation by the Mayor”

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    Editorial published in the Daily Wisconsin News on April 15, 1865, discussing the recommended stopping of all city activities by Major of Milwaukee, Abner Kirby. His proclamation states that “all the dwellings and business places of our city forthwith be clad with mourning, as a token of the deep and common sorrow that prevails...”

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    Milwaukee Public Library

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    Daily Wisconsin News. "“The Great Crime in Washington- Proclamation by the Mayor”". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed March 24, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/917