Document from May. 19, 1865

Letters to Mary Todd

  • Full Title

    "The Burial of President Lincoln"

  • Description

    On May 19th, 1865 the Madison Wisconsin State Journal wrote an article “The Burial of President Lincoln”. Half way down the article, the writer starts to shift topics towards the widow Mary Todd Lincoln. The author discusses the reaction of the local postal service do to the numerous amounts of letters addressed to Mary Todd. The company uses words like “chaotic” and “understandable.” This shows that many families in the Madison area wanted to show their respect towards the Lincoln family. Unfortunately the author did not discuss the reaction of Mary Todd on this topic but the article assumes that she was grateful. -Andre Doucette

  • Source

    Newspaper Archive

  • 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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    Madison (Wisconsin) State Journal . ""The Burial of President Lincoln"". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 21, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/929