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    Abraham Lincoln: Assassination Newspaper Extra. 6.5" x 18.75" framed extra, titled "Republican Extra." Datelined "Salem, Ohio, April 15,1865." with headlines: "President Lincoln Assassinated!/ J. Wilkes Booth the Assassin!/ Sec. Seward and Son Also Attacked!/ Death to Traitors!". We are told Salem, Ohio is a very small town. Still, they had access to the most up-to-date and accurate reports coming out of Washington. Issued on the date of Lincoln's passing, the extra reprints the initial War Department report of the assassination along with communiqués from Stanton and Dix describing the dire condition of the President and his subsequent death. One erroneous report managed to creep in, however, received from Pittsburgh, saying that Seward had died and that Booth had been captured. Three local ministers issue a call for a public prayer meeting at 2 PM that day. Horizontal folds. Certainly one of the best examples of this genre related to the assassination.

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