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The Early Home of Abraham Lincoln as it now stands in Elizabeth

town, Hardin County, Kentucky

NEW YORK:

BUNCE & HUNTINGTON, PUBLISHERS,

THE

LINCOLN MEMORIAL:

A RECORD

OF

THE LIFE, ASSASSINATION,

AND

OBSEQUIES

OF THE

MARTYRED PRESIDENT.

EDITED BY

JOHN GILMARY SHEA, LL.D.,

EDITOR OF THE HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, ETC.

NEW YORK:

BUNCE & HUNTINGTON,

54 0

BROADWAY.

1865.

E457 .52 so

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight bundred

and sixty-five,

BY BUNCE & HUNTINGTON,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Souther

District of New York

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PREFACE.

THE death of President Lincoln and the terrible circumstances attending it, his funeral rites, solemn beyond example in history, and the passage of his honored remains from city to city for thousands of miles, created too deep an impression not to make the scenes and the words spoken by the great and eloquent in that season matters to be preserved as a record for after time and thought.

To meet this feeling, the present Memorial has been compiled. Original matter has been furnished, and the full reports of the press, in all parts of the country, freely used.

Giving a sketch of the late President's life, an account of his death and obsequies, the effect here and in Europe, it may be said to include all that is worthy of preservation, and, as such, is submitted to the public.

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