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[[start page]] [[underline]] 1865 [[underline]] Father was invited to take part with the officers of the Smith. Inst. and I went with him to the Treasury building were he obtained for me a position upon one of the porticos to witness the procession. Only four or five ladies were admitted into the East Room. It was a beautiful day and as the people collected at the corners of the streets at the windows & upon the roof of the houses it was difficult to realize we were not preparing for some gala festival instead of the last sad honours to the well beloved dead. The procession left the White House about 2 P.M. We were notified that it had started by the distant booming of guns & the tolling of bells. The sad sweet strains of the funeral march heralded its approach and soon the military escort appeared marching slowly with bent heads & guns reversed. The sad pagent was two hours in passing. The funeral car was heavily draped with black [[plainly?]] showing the coffin which [end page] [start page] 1865 was adorned with beautiful flowers. The remains were placed in the Capitol and will be open to the view of the public until Friday morning. They are to be conveyed to Springfield. [[24th?]] The remains of President Lincoln left the city [[strikethrough]] yest [[strikethrough]] Friday morning. Dr. Gurley has joined the company who escort them. The papers this morning contain a description of the manner in which the cortege has been received. Mrs. Lincoln is quite ill and poor little Tad quite inconsolable. Mercy tempered with a great deal severity is appropriately to be the policy of the new president in dealing with the rebels. May 10th Since my last entry in my journal the search for and arrest of the various conspirators concerned in the assassination has kept us in a constant state of excitement. Booth the actual perpetrator of the deed was traced to the vacinity of [[blank]] by our detectives. where he had taken refuge with a farmer with one of his accomplices both bearing assumed names. They [end page]
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