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  • Lincoln Assassination Letters Collection

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Read contemporary accounts of the assassination of President Lincoln and the mourning and political uncertainty that gripped the nation following his death. 

These letters and documents are contained in manuscript collections in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

Help improve access to historic documents by transcribing handwritten pages (look for START TRANSCRIBING or CONTINUE TRANSCRIBING documents) and reviewing the transcriptions of others (look for NEEDS REVIEW documents). Sign in or create an account and then select an item below to get started.