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    Abraham Lincoln Assassination Related Letter To Surratt House Boarder Louis Weichmann.
    Autograph Letter signed (ALS), 1p., 8" x 10", Eustis, Florida, July 1, 1900, fine. Written from Washington, DC police superintendent Almarin C. Richards, who was a detective investigating the Lincoln assassination to Louis Weichmann, who was a boarder at the Surratt boarding house in Washington, DC while the kidnapping and assassination plot was unfolding. Weichmann was a witness for the prosecution in the trial of the Conspirators, with his testimony helping to seal the fate of Mary Surratt. The letter pertains to an article in the Saturday Evening Post on the assassination, and reads in full: "My dear sir: A few days since I received four numbers of the Saturday Evening Post of Phila. Pa. which you kindly sent me containing a serial story of an imaginary attempt to kidnap President Lincoln. I read the story with considerable interest. It was suggested, no doubt by Booth's attempt at abduction. I thank you for sending me the papers. What progress are you making with your proposed book giving an account of the Assassination of Lincoln? I trust that you are well. My health is good. For a few days we have had very warm weather. It is too hot to write much today. The rainy season is at hand with more or less rain almost every day. Very Truly Yours, A.C. Richards". Weichmann did end up writing a book, titled "A True History of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and of the Conspiracy of 1865".

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