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Mortimer Blake



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From the preface: "President Lincoln died early on the morning of Saturday, April 15, 1865, and on the day following, Easter Sunday, but few pulpits throughout the land were silent upon the National Tragedy. Dr. Blake felt that it was a providential coincidence "that the first coming together of the people," after the assassination, "was upon the Sabbath, and that God's word spoke first to the Nation in His sanctuary." At the time of the obsequies at Washington, held on Wednesday, the 19th, business was suspended and services held on Wednesday, the 19th, business was suspended and services held in all the churches, indeed this day has been called "the mid-week Sabbath." Then, as a further gathering of the people on account of the death of Lincoln, President Johnson bad recommended that Thursday, Jun 1st, be observed as a day of general humiliation and mourning..." The cover is grey with the main title and author typed within a floral text box.



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Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865 ; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination ; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Death and burial

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Champlain [NewYork] : Privately Printed at the Moorsfield Press

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Human depravity, John Wilkes Booth : a sermon occasioned by the assassination of President Lincoln, and delivered in the Winslow Congregational Church, Taunton, Massachusetts, on Sunday evening, April 23, 1865