The Assassination of President Lincoln, Illinois State Journal, April 17, 1865, the first paper issued from Lincoln's hometown after his death. Headlines read The National Calamity, The Assassination of President Lincoln, How Received Throughout the Country, Attempt to Assassinate Secy. Stanton, Andrew Johnson Sworn In As President, Reported Capture of J. W. Booth, The Assassin, The Whole People In Mourning. The text reads President Lincoln was shot through the head last night at Ford's Theatre & died this morning. The assassin is supposed to be J. Wilkes Booth.... Another report states Abraham Lincoln died this morning at 22 minutes after seven o'clock, but then another report states The President continues insensible and is sinking. Complete in four pages, unfolded - 20" x 26".
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