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Identifier: assassinationofaprelinc
Title: The assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Year: 1865 (1860s)
Authors: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Death notices Presidents
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Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
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n a deep-laid plot. Some reports erroneously stated that an at-tempt was made on the life of Secretary of War, EdwinM. Stanton, and a great many newspapers stated em-phatically that Secretary of State, Seward, was dead.Booth was reported captured alive in about a dozen dif-ferent places, and John Surratt was generally accusedof being Sewards assassin. Later editions of newspapers often corrected earlierissues, but even then many minor details which were in-accurately reported wereallowed to be accepted asfacts, and some readerslikely never got an ac-curate newspaper ac-count of the tragedy. Some of the moreglaring errors follow: Hour Lincoln Died One dispatch an-nounces that the presi-dent died at 12Yz p.m.Another an hour later,states that he is stillliving, but dying slowly.We go to press withoutknowing the exact truth. New-York TribuneApril 15, 1865 Midnight Who the assassinswere nobody knows,though everybody sup-poses them to have beenrebels.Boston Evening Tran-scriptApril 15, 1865

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THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN Al r»M Thcair.-. IVgAingKm, …. .1.. „idn «f tri.l.,, April 11. 1X65. An inaccurate and crudely drawn assassination print publishedby A. Pharazyn, 229 South Street, Philadelphia, Pa. More Evidence That The Act Was A Conspiracy During a conversation yesterday among the mem-bers of a Spanish firm in this city (New York) it wasstated that to-day the greatest news would be receivedthat had yet been made known to the public. Boston Sunday HeraldApril 16, 1865 Rumored Attempt On The Life Of Mr. Stanton Reports have prevailed that an attempt was alsomade on the life of Mr. Stanton. The New-York TimesApril 15, 1865 The President Dead The President Dead: Probable Attempt to Assassi-nate Secy. Stanton. Bangor Daily Whig and CourierApril 17, 1865 9:30 This Morning Dispatches just received from Washington say thatSecretary Seward died at 9:30 this morning. The Saint Paul PressApril 16, 1865 Latest Afternoon Dispatches The attempted assassin of Mr. Sewa

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