[Lincoln Assassination] William J. Ferguson, Ford's Theatre Prompter and Occasional Player, Brief Autograph Note Signed "W.J. Ferguson" on correspondence card, 4.5" x 3.5", 1914, advising "we open in 'Madam President'". Ferguson, author of I Saw Booth Shoot Lincoln (1930), was scheduled for a small part at Ford's Theatre on the fatal night of Lincoln's assassination. With later penciled writing at top; fine.

    With Thomas Irwin Hughes Signed Letter on stationery of Hughes & Stegman, government claims attorneys, New York City, 27 April 1865, to his partner Lewis Stegman, reporting that "Republicans and Democrats are all in mourning for the murder of our constitutionally elected President. You know I never was his friend politically but he was President." A line by one "Stanley" at the top of the letter adds "How are you. Thos. J. Hughes, he went to bury our President." Together with its tattered original envelope, addressed to Maj. Stegman, 1st Reg., First Army Corps, Washington, D.C. Toned with folds and fine.

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