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Milwaukee, Wis., Mayor (Abner Kirby). The great crime at Washington. Proclamation by the Mayor's office, Saturday morning, April 5th. Milwaukee, Wis., [1865]. 1 l. 22.7 x 18.8 cm. Stern Collection, Broadside v. 5, no. 22. Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

A broadside printed by the mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to inform the citizenry of the assassination news. This piece was printed before news updates confirmed that Secretary of State William Seward had survived.

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