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    Abraham Lincoln Poems.
    1.
    Abraham Lincoln's Character. Sketched by English Travellers, by W. W. B[room]. Four pages, 6" x 9", n.p., n.d. Excerpt: "The President (Lincoln), who was neatly dressed in a suit of black, is just six feet two inches in height, of spare and upright figure; his hair is black; his eyes have a remarkably calm expression." Page three begins "In Memoriam" poem, written in Brooklyn, April 30, 1865. Previously taped to reinforce the fold; fine.

    2. Poem "The Nation is Weeping" by Louise S. Upham, "Published by Chas Magnus, 12 Frankfort St., N.Y." One page, 5" x 8", n.p., n.d. This stirring poem begins, "'Lincoln has fallen! the good and the great!'/ Wail of a people in sorrow; 'Martyr, we crown thee, at heaven's gate;'/ The song of the angels to-morrow." Fine.

    3. A copy of Lincoln's favorite poem, "Mortality, or Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud?" by William Knox. One page on yellow sheet, 4.5" x 9.25", n.p., n.d. Lincoln loved reading and writing poetry. He first became aware of this poem as a young man when he saw it in a newspaper, cut it out, and memorized it. Chipping on right edge; fine.

    4. Also included "General Orders, No. 72" issued "By order of the Secretary of War", Washington, April, 1865. One page, 5" x 7.25". Signed in type by Assistant Adjutant General E. D. Townsend and announcing which "General Officers and Guard of Honor will accompany the remains of the late President from the city of Washington to Springfield." Nine generals are listed, including E. D. Townsend. Uneven left margin (with 1" tear); fine.


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    November, 2008
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