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    Lincoln Assassination: Reaction from Abroad. Four letters and manuscripts written in the 1865-1870 period dealing with Lincoln's death. 1) 5" x 8 ¼" manuscript poem or sonnet written and signed by Italian poet Giuseppe Revere, Florence, Italy, December 2, 1870, apparently a copy of the original work written in Genoa in 1865 (integral leaf detached and repaired with tape), dedicated to the People of the United States on the Death of Abraham Lincoln, 2) a single page letter written by the Minister Plenipotentiary of Holland to Cassius M. Clay, Thursday [April 20, 1865] asking Clay to confirm or deny the story "of the assassination of President Lincoln - Mr. Seward mortally wounded. Is this sad news true?" 3) 4-page letter on black bordered stationery, May 3, 1865 from an American expatriate in Earleston, England, in part: "... We have been completely paralyzed at the dreadful news received during the past ten days... I trust the echo of the dirge that has sounded through the length & breadth of the land of England will comfort our people at home as it does here. Nothing can be more gratifying to the heart of a loyal American than the expressions publicly given throughout Europe, by high & low, rich & poor..." 4) 3-page letter, West Bassa, New Brunswick, Canada, April 28, 1865 with brief reference to Lincoln on the second page: "...Lincoln funeral sermon was preached here last Sabbath by our Minister. We all think it was the smartest funeral sermon we ever heard preached."



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