Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1865. 8vo. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's brown cloth, boards soiled and rubbed, spine frayed; light scattered foxing. Item #12478
First edition of Fenton's announcement to the New York legislature of the assassination of President Lincoln. Fenton (1819-1885), one of the founders of the Republican party and an advocate against slavery, served as governor between 1865 and 1868. A friend of Lincoln's, he was known to have significantly assisted soldiers returning home from the war. Monaghan 511.