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November 13, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1863 

* John Wilkes Booth as an actor
* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre

A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Page 3 has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which has three mentions of the name J. Wilkes Booth: "Last Night But One of the distinguished Tragedian MR. J. WILKES BOOTH..." and then: "This Friday Evening, Nov. 13th, Final Benefit of MR. J. WILKES BOOTH...Richard III..." and then also: "Tomorrow (Saturday) Evening, Last appearance of MR. J. WILKES BOOTH..." with more detail.
Page 2 has an article: "Mr. Booth's Richard III" which begins: "Mr. J. Wilkes Booth, repeats to-night his personation of Richard III..." with much more on John Wilkes Booth in the role (see photos).
Booth appeared on the stage at Ford's Theatre for two weeks from Nov. 2-15, 1863 (Abraham Lincoln attended the November 9 performance!) and would only appear one more time at Ford's Theatre, that being a single performance on March 18, 1865, less than a month before the fateful event of April 14, 1865.
Four pages, folio size, very nice condition.

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