April 23, 1865 original discourse on the death of Abraham Lincoln, delivered by Herrick Johnson, Pastor of the 3rd Presbyterian Congregation, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Throughout the country following Lincoln's death, orations and sermons like this were delivered mourning the murdered president’s death. In this discourse, Johnson reflects upon the Civil War and describes Lincoln's death as follows: "There are no broken lives in God's plan. Abraham Lincoln's had rounded into perfect completeness, and he was called home. Sacred be the commonwealth that entombs him. And not another in all the earth shall ever be bedewed with tears of a people's prouder or fonder affection." The pamphlet measures 8 ½” by 5 ½” and includes an original antique engraving of Abraham Lincoln from the 1860s. A poignant piece of Lincoln mourning memorabilia.
Comes housed in a 12 x 16 inch display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.
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Inventory Number: POL 211