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#37 - Abraham Lincoln Assassination

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ALS signed “O. D. Taylor,” two onionskin pages of graph-like paper on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, Taylor & Co. letterhead, April 15, 1865. Letter to photographer Charles Fredricks. In part: “With regard to the $10,000 Prize we are very glad you made the arrangement with Messr Wells Fargo & Co. though We are prepared to cash it but in any Similar Event—if you should make such arrangements it will be a good thing for us both. We have not yet heard who holds it and as soon as presented will cash it and send it to you. We fear some Jew has it and sent it before this or on this steamer.” At this point, Taylor evidently heard that Lincoln had died earlier that morning. Boldly penned in the left margin of the first page, “Our President is Dead.” He continues on page two: “it is impossible to write now the excitement here is awful. Even worse than in the July Riot though no particular disturbance. Great crowds on every corner you never saw any similar in your life for myself I am wild. I think this will be the greatest calamity this Country ever felt. We must hope for the best.” In very good condition, with creasing to second page, as well as a few smudges to text, a few other creases, and small area of paper loss to hinge. RR Auction COA.


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