This issue was printed just 2 days prior to Lincoln's assassination, with the front page containing what is noted as Lincoln's last speech. The front page heads include: "OUR VICTORIES" "Important Speech of President Lincoln" "His Views on the Peace, Reconstruction & Emancipation Questions" Splendid Compliment to Gen. Grant & His Officers & Soldiers and more. The speech datelined April 11 begins. We meet this evening not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.
The evacuation of Petersburgh & Richmond & the surrender of the principal insurgent army, give hopes of a righteous & speedy peace whose joyous expression cannot be restrained... & takes well over a full column.Page 4 has: "Washington" "Important Proclamation by the President" with more, and signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. This Proclamation (#128) is dated April 11, 1865, three days before his assassination, and was to be his last.
Other front page heads include: "RICHMOND" "Important Measures to Restore Virginia to the Union" "General Lee's Promotion to the Command of the Rebel Armies" "GRANT" "Rumors of Peace Propositions from the Enemy's Lines" and more. Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition. Please Note: All of our offerings are 100% authentic! We do not offer reprints or reproductions of any kind.They are guaranteed to be original! For this specific item, A U. The per-item additional cost for folders, portfolios, and presentation cases vary. We will still provide tracking and insure them at our expense. Please check with your country's. We have been dealers in rare newspapers for over 46 years, serve as consultants to multiple museums, and are members of the American Antiquarian Society. Timothy Hughes Rare Newspapers P.
Desiring to conduct ourselves honorably in all things. Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Political\US\Presidents & First Ladies". The seller is "timhu" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.