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Proclamation by Pennsylvania Governor Andrew G. Curtin after President Lincoln's assassination

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Date: April 20, 1865

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Boston Corbett Coll. #318, Box 2, Folder 31

Unit ID: 307450

Summary: A proclamation issued by Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin following the death of President Abraham Lincoln. Governor Curtin addresses the rumor that John Wilkes Booth has been seen in Pennsylvania within a day or two and offers a $10,000 reward for his capture. Booth was killed by Boston Corbett in a barn on a Virginia farm six days after this proclamation. A searchable transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.

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Title (Main title): Proclamation by Pennsylvania Governor Andrew G. Curtin after President Lincoln's assassination

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