Letter of Fredrika Bremer.
Thursday, April 27, 1865.
Dear * * *: Can it be true, what a telegram from New York reported last night? Mr. Lincoln murdered! dead! I hope it is not true; I cannot, will not believe it. Can you tell me how it is? If it should be so it is not for him or the cause I grieve. His work is done, the cause is gained, the war at an end, but woe to the South! It has killed its best protector during this awful moment. Oh, if Mr. Campbell and you could tell me that it is not true.