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Franklin Repository: April 26, 1865

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A Complete And Most Graphic Account Of The Movements of J. Wilkes Booth, in the Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln.
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Summary: Describes Booth's actions before, during, and after the assassination of Lincoln. The article also includes murder attempts on the Sewards and the reactions to the news.

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Description of Page: The Repository continues the article on the funeral ceremonies on page three.

Si Monumentum Requiris--Circumspice! Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of hte United States. Born in Kentucky, Feb. 12, 1809. Died at Washington, April 15, 1865.
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Summary: Reports news items relating to Lincoln's assassination including the murder of a rebel who approved Lincoln's murder; the rewards for Booth's capture; the capture of one of Booth's accomplices, George Alzerott; death threats received by Lincoln; threats to Reamer, a rebel sympathizer in Hagerstown, because of his efforts to raise money and hire an assassin to kill Lincoln; and Lincoln's presentiments of not surviving the war.
Appearance Of The Corpse
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Summary: Provides a detailed description of Lincoln's corpse.
Summary Of War News
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Summary: Reports dissatisfaction with Sherman's terms of surrender to Johnson.
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(Column $1,000 Reward)
Summary: Advertises a reward for the capture of F. W. Smith for burning McClure's residence.
(Names in announcement: A. K. McClure)
The New Administration
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Summary: Expresses confidence in Johnson's administration, but notes the difference in Lincoln's and Johnson's policy towards rebel leaders.
President Johnson
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Summary: The Repository alludes to its earlier reaction to Johnson's apparent drunkenness at the inauguration. Notes evidence that Johnson actually does not drink and that his behavior then was due to medication for an illness from which he is still recovering.
Maj. Gen. Sherman
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Summary: The Repository reports Sherman's terms to Johnston, made under the direction of Davis, and unacceptable to Washington. Grant traveled to N. C. to compel Johnston's surrender under terms acceptable to the present administration. The Repository notes that Sherman proposed terms in line with Lincoln's policies offered before knowledge of Lincoln's assassination.
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Summary: Reports, contrary to other papers, that Moseby, the guerilla rebel, has not surrendered and continues his efforts north of Richmond. Many of Moseby's men have surrendered.
Washington. Solemnity of the city--Policy of the New President--Booth Not Arrested--Large Number of Arrests--Disloyal Marshals--Health of Mrs. Lincoln, &c., &c.
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Summary: Reports that Johnson will adopt a more vengeful policy towards treason than Lincoln. The article also mentions the continued illness of Mrs. Lincoln.
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Summary: Reports news on Jefferson Davis, Ella Turner, and Robert E. Lee.
Funeral Ceremonies Of Abraham Lincoln
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Summary: Describes the funeral of Lincoln and reprints the prayers and sermons by Bishop Simpson, Rev. Dr. Gurley, and Rev. Dr. Gray.

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Speech Of President Johnson
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Summary: Reprints an address by Gov. Oglesby, of Illinois, to President Johnson. The article includes Johnson's reply in which he exposed the seriousness of the crime of treason and made no pledges for his presidency.
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Summary: Announces Rev. D. D. Riley's lecture in the Methodist Church on April 27.
(Names in announcement: Rev. J. RileyD. D.)
Tribute Of Respect
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Summary: Reports that at the meeting of the Chambersburg Teacher's Institute, President Richards and Secretary Gaff report resolutions in response to Lincoln's assassination. They support the restoration of peace and universal freedom.
(Names in announcement: T. M. Richards, J. R. Gaff)
Let Them Be Returned
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Summary: Notes Gov. Curtin's intention to demand the "reudition of McCausland, Gilmore and others for trial in Chambersburg, for their crimes of destroying the town in 1864." The article also contains a reminder of rewards, mentioned previously, by McClure and the Repository, for their capture.
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Summary: Describes the observation of Lincoln's funeral in Chambersburg. Owners closed businesses. Citizens organized a procession of military and civic groups. Smith and Eyster offered prayer and eulogy.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Mr. Smith, C. S. EysterEsq.)
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(Column Gen. Lee's Farewell To His Army)
Summary: Print Lee's farewell address to his troops.
Condition of Mr. Seward
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Summary: Reports the improved condition of Seward.
Affairs in Georgia--Lee's Surrender Causes Rejoicing--movements of Jeff Davis--Suicide of Gov. Milton, of Florida.
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Summary: Reports Jefferson Davis's escape to Europe or the trans-Mississippi Department, "taking with him a half million in specie."
Finance And Trade
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Summary: Reports that Lincoln's death and funeral caused little movement in business and stocks.
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Summary: On April 20, by Rev. Roth, George Bietsch, of Etna, Allegheny County, married Elizabeth Pressler, of Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Rev. G. Roth, Mr. George Beitsch, Miss Elizabeth Pressler)
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Summary: On April 20, at the home of John Sinke, in Chambersburg, by Rev. Schneck, Isaac Heckman, from the Greenvillage vicinity, married Sophia Gipe, of Chambersburg.
(Names in announcement: Rev. Dr. Schneck, Mr. Isaac Heckman, Miss Sophia Gipe, Mr. John Sinke)
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Summary: On April 12, in Washington, D. C., Simmers, of Co. D, 210th Regiment P. V., died at 34 years, 10 months, and 14 days. Simmers was wounded at the battles at Petersburg where his left leg was amputated on April 1. His wife printed a small poem with the obituary.
(Names in announcement: Mrs. Simmers, Mr. John K. Simmers)

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