Governor William Pickering Letter to Arthur Denny, May 4, 1865

Title

Governor William Pickering Letter to Arthur Denny, May 4, 1865

Subject

Assassination

Description

“…We have this day laid the Earthly remains of Abraham Lincoln in the vault of his last resting place on Earth….”
“…I have happily succeeded in procuring all the reappointments….”

Abstract

Governor Pickering describes the events he witnessed in Washington City [DC] on the night of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the transport of the body to Springfield, and subsequent burial. Pickering voices his uncertainty about the new political situation, and his general satisfaction with most of what he accomplished in Washington City.

Creator

Pickering, William T., 1798-1873

Source

Arthur A. Denny Correspondence, MOHAI Manuscript Collection

Publisher

Springfield IL

Date Created

1865-05-04

Contributor

Sophie Frye Bass

References

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Medium

Manuscript

Type

letter

Bibliographic Citation

Sophie Frye Bass Collection, Museum of History & Industry Manuscript Collection, Box 27, Folder 573

Provenance

Sophie Frye Bass Library, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle, WA

Start Page

1

End Page

4

Geolocation

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