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    Several Bits of Wood and Plaster, Housed In a Fan-Shaped Victorian Cardboard Box. Ink notation on underside: "Wood from box containing Lincoln's casket, plaster from inside of tomb. April 25, 1901." A check of the historical record confirms that Lincoln's previous tomb was opened on April 24, 1901, and his coffin was moved from an underground crypt to a sarcophagus which would ultimately be placed in its new resting place in the permanent tomb the following September.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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