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    [Abraham Lincoln]: Assassination Letter. 3-page letter written on lined bifolium stationery, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, April 20, 1865 from F. W. Rells to his brother. '...presume that the attention of the people has been absorbed in the tragical events which but a short time ago was flashed across the wires into every town, city and hamlet in the country. The feeling is intense towards the aiders and abettors in this barbarous deed... The remarks of ex-President Pierce shows that sympathy for treason is rapidly finishing in the North. Scenes of blood are to be deprecated but if the leaders in this foul conspiracy have invited them, they must expect to meet the consequences... The assassin who entered Secretary Seward's residence is said to be identified which if true and it is proved upon him will probably send him to State Prison for life... It is to be hoped that they will meet with just punishment."

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    12th Saturday
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