Lot 937
  • 937

(Lincoln, Abraham, sixteenth President)

30,000 - 40,000 USD
62,500 USD
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Assassination broadside (23 3/4 x 19 1/4 in.; 603 x 489 mm), War Department, Washington, April 20, 1865, $100,000 Reward! The Murderer of our late beloved President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, IS STILL AT LARGE. $50,000 REWARD! ... will be paid  by this Department for  his apprehension, in addition to any reward offered any Municipal Authorities or State Executives. $25,000 REWARD! will be paid for the apprehension of JOHN H. SURRATT, one of Booth's accomplices. $25,000 REWARD! will be paid for the apprehension of DANIEL C. HARROLD, another of Booth's accomplices. ...  Let the stain of innocent blood be removed from the land by the arrest and punishment of the murderers. All good citizens are exhorted to aid public justice on this occasion. Every man should consider his own conscience charged with this solemn duty, and rest neither night nor day until it be accomplished. [signed in type:] EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War. New York: Geo. F. Nesbitt & Co., 1865; a few closed tears, stained along bottom margin. Mounted on a linen mat, glazed, and framed.