LINCOLN'S ASSASSINATION, "WHICH WAS MEANT TO SEVER" THE UNION, "BINDS IT MORE CLOSELY AND MORE FIRMLY THAN EVER"
(LINCOLN, Abraham) (BANCROFT, George). National Freedman… V.I, No.4. New York, 1865.
First issue of the May 1, 1865 issue of National Freedman, published shortly after Lincoln's assassination, featuring one of the earliest records of the nation's grief, along with George Bancroft's April 25 Oration delivered in New York's Union Square, and numerous documented accounts from the South on the dire needs of formerly enslaved families, as well as a report on a White House meeting between President Johnson and Bureau officials, especially scarce in original wrappers. $2500.