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    [Pursuit of Booth] James Rowan O'Beirne, Initial Pursuer of John Wilkes Booth, Autograph Message Signed "Jas. R. O'Beirne / Maj 22 Regt V.R.C. / Pro Mar DC". One page, 5" x 6", n.p., n.d. [Maryland, ca. 26 April 1865], to Sec. War Edwin M. Stanton; in pencil. A corrected, retained copy of what was probably sent as a telegram. "Just returned from Zekiah swamp & have the honor to report for further orders. Booth & Herold having been captured I respectfully submit if in your opinion my mission is not ended." O'Beirne was the provost marshal of the District of Columbia. Lightly soiled with ink stain in top left. Near very good.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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