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    Abraham Death: Assassination A Wartime Diary Mentioning & Philosophizing on Lincoln's Murder. Manuscript, in an unknown hand, accomplished mostly in pencil, clear and legible throughout, being a leather-bound book comprised of some 71 ruled pages, 4.5" by 7", St. Louis, dating from August 21 1864 to April 16, 1865. The soft cover is worn, but very good, and the manuscript, very fine. With a full typed transcription. Largely comprised of religious meditations, and catalogued by Charles Hamilton as a book of sermons, the very last entry concerns the murder, the day before, of President Lincoln. In part: "I... mourn with my fellow mortals for my Country and for the world. Singular it seems and a wonderment to the minds of all how our dear President was taken from us, at the very moment of our rejoicing at the speedy return of Peace. Who can foresee the future. The hearts of many are hung in gloom..." From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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