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Lincoln's inaugural & inaugural address on the front page... Biting editorial...
Item # 647047
March 6, 1865
THE WORLD, New York, March 6, 1865 The front page has nice & detailed reporting on the inaugural of Abraham Lincoln with column heads: "WASHINGTON" "Inauguration Day in the National Capital" "Bad Weather & a Tame Affair" "Second Inaugural of Abraham Lincoln" "Speech of Vice-President Johnson" & a bit more. Included on the ftpg. is a subhead: "The Inauguration--Mr. Lincoln's Address" which begins: "Mr. Lincoln was enthusiastically greeted by the immense crowd assembled. Silence, however, followed at once when the President stepped forward & read his inaugural address as follows:..." and what follows is the complete & historic inaugural address which includes the memorable words: "...With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God Gives us to see right, let us finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds...".
But what is equally interesting--and perhaps only to be found in this strongly Democratic newspaper (Lincoln was a Republican)--is the biting pg. 4 editorial which includes: "It is with a blush of shame and wounded price, as American citizens, that we lay before our readers to-day the inaugural address of President Lincoln...But we cannot hide the dishonor done to the country we love by withholding these documents from publication...The pity of it...that the life of this Chief Magistrate should be made precious to us by the thought that he at least excludes from the most august station in the land the person who defiled our chief council chamber on Saturday with the spewings of a drunken boor...". More anti-Lincoln sentiment in: "The Celebration Of To-Day" on pg. 4 as well.
Much reporting on the Civil War as well, and terrific to have the inaugural reports and the inaugural address on the front page. Eight pages and in excellent condition.