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Booth is spotted on a train in Pennsylvania...
Item # 689847
April 20, 1865
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 20, 1865
* The hunt for John Wilkes Booth
* Spotted in Reading, Pennsylvania ?
Page 3 has a very interesting report from Reading, Pa. headed: "An Improbable Story About Booth" which mentions in part: "Booth, the murderer, it is supposed, was on a passenger train that left here at six o'clock for Pottsville; a gentleman noticed him on the train before it reached here, spoke to him and shook hands with him. During a conversation Booth colored up several times, and appeared annoyed and desirous of avoiding observation. The gentleman is positive it is Booth, having known him several years..." with more.
Also within: "Later From the South--Capture of Columbus & Montgomery" "Sec'y Seward's Condition" "Surrender of Mosby" "What Shall be Done with Jeff. Davis?"
Four pages, small folio size, nice condition.