A colleague recently sent me this information that June 1, 1865 was the end of the 50 day mourning period after Lincoln was killed.
This date was noted across the Country. For Newark Lincoln campaigned here which is a site we can show on a pop-up walking tour, on demand this Fall.
Sermon Preached Before the Congregational Church and Society in Green’s Farms, Conn., on the Day of the National Fast, Occasioned by the Death of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, June 1st, 1865.
by Rev. B. J. Relyea
Congregational Church and Society in Green’s Farms, Connecticut
The Martyred President: Sermons Given on the Occasion of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln on the Know Nothing Party vs Trump.
August 24, 1855: Letter to Joshua F. Speed
The American or “Know Nothing Party” was an anti-immigrant political party of the 1850’s.
I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can anyone who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we begin by declaring that “all men are created equal.” We now practically read it “all men are created equal, except negroes.” When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read “all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and catholics.” When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty-to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of…
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