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RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - RJNorton - 03-27-2019 04:02 AM

(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  1. How many blocks was Ford's Theatre from the White House in 1865? (Was it eight?)

This page says 6 blocks:

https://www.fords.org/lincolns-assassination/lincolns-death/

"At the time, many people felt a theatre was not a proper place for a president to die. The White House was only six blocks away—but a bumpy carriage ride on Washington’s unpaved streets might kill Lincoln immediately."


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - RJNorton - 03-27-2019 04:15 AM

(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  3. During Lincoln's second inauguration, his Bible was opened to the book of Isaiah, verses 27-28?

Yes - here is a link to the appropriate part of Ronald White's Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural. It was Isaiah 5:27-28, (KJV).

https://books.google.com/books?id=wtfLtP2LhCcC&pg=PA181&lpg=PA181&dq=Isaiah,+verses+5:27-28+Abraham+Lincoln&source=bl&ots=qX3G8I0CfY&sig=ACfU3U3KaYc7RAZGdTbG13Q21oqN5iRgnQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj5hO_L_KHhAhWnzlkKHYl2AIgQ6AEwDHoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Isaiah%2C%20verses%205%3A27-28%20Abraham%20Lincoln&f=false


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - L Verge - 03-27-2019 08:19 AM

(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  Reviewing my manuscript for last-minute corrections before it goes to press has been an exhausting yet exciting task. I've put so much research into my tome (more than 500 notes) because I wanted to ensure its historical accuracy. Thus as I give my manuscript another glance, I am stuck on a few salient points. As the experts on this forum are the ultimate source, will you please allow me to ask the following questions:

1. How many blocks was Ford's Theatre from the White House in 1865? (Was it eight?)
2. Booth and Herold arrived at Dr. Mudd's house during the early morning hours. Yet is it accurate to note that their stay was a "one-night respite?"
3. During Lincoln's second inauguration, his Bible was opened to the book of Isaiah, verses 27-28?
4. For Laurie: I cite the Surratt Courier as "the Surratt Courier" and not The Surratt Courier?

Thanks so much for your expertise. I am grateful (and tired)!

I would not use the term one-night. They arrived about 4 am on Saturday, April 15 and departed near sunset the same day. It might be safer to call it a twelve-hour respite?

It depends on what issue and year you are citing for our Courier. It started out as Surratt News in 1977, was soon changed to Surratt Courier and now is The Surratt Courier. I could probably give you specific years, but not until after our conference next weekend.


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - ReignetteC - 03-27-2019 07:47 PM

(03-27-2019 04:02 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  1. How many blocks was Ford's Theatre from the White House in 1865? (Was it eight?)

This page says 6 blocks:

https://www.fords.org/lincolns-assassination/lincolns-death/

"At the time, many people felt a theatre was not a proper place for a president to die. The White House was only six blocks away—but a bumpy carriage ride on Washington’s unpaved streets might kill Lincoln immediately."

Thank YOU!

(03-27-2019 04:15 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  3. During Lincoln's second inauguration, his Bible was opened to the book of Isaiah, verses 27-28?

Yes - here is a link to the appropriate part of Ronald White's Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural. It was Isaiah 5:27-28, (KJV).

https://books.google.com/books?id=wtfLtP2LhCcC&pg=PA181&lpg=PA181&dq=Isaiah,+verses+5:27-28+Abraham+Lincoln&source=bl&ots=qX3G8I0CfY&sig=ACfU3U3KaYc7RAZGdTbG13Q21oqN5iRgnQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj5hO_L_KHhAhWnzlkKHYl2AIgQ6AEwDHoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Isaiah%2C%20verses%205%3A27-28%20Abraham%20Lincoln&f=false

Thank you. I have those verses, as well, but I could not find my source—at least quickly. Thanks so much.

(03-27-2019 08:19 AM)L Verge Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  Reviewing my manuscript for last-minute corrections before it goes to press has been an exhausting yet exciting task. I've put so much research into my tome (more than 500 notes) because I wanted to ensure its historical accuracy. Thus as I give my manuscript another glance, I am stuck on a few salient points. As the experts on this forum are the ultimate source, will you please allow me to ask the following questions:

1. How many blocks was Ford's Theatre from the White House in 1865? (Was it eight?)
2. Booth and Herold arrived at Dr. Mudd's house during the early morning hours. Yet is it accurate to note that their stay was a "one-night respite?"
3. During Lincoln's second inauguration, his Bible was opened to the book of Isaiah, verses 27-28?
4. For Laurie: I cite the Surratt Courier as "the Surratt Courier" and not The Surratt Courier?

Thanks so much for your expertise. I am grateful (and tired)!

I would not use the term one-night. They arrived about 4 am on Saturday, April 15 and departed near sunset the same day. It might be safer to call it a twelve-hour respite?

It depends on what issue and year you are citing for our Courier. It started out as Surratt News in 1977, was soon changed to Surratt Courier and now is The Surratt Courier. I could probably give you specific years, but not until after our conference next weekend.

Thanks for clarifying Booth's short respite at Dr. Mudd's. I shall use your historically accurate suggestion.

With respect to The Surratt Courier," I cite my two articles you kindly published in 2015 and 2017, and I cite an article that Richard Sloan wrote in 1991. Further, the Courier is part of my author's bio on the book's back cover as follows:

Reignette Chilton is an independent researcher and author. She has written articles about Lincoln's Greatcoat for the Gannett Press, the Surratt Courier and The Abraham Lincoln Association. She lives in historic Morristown, New Jersey.

Thus I assume I should change the Surratt Courier to The Surratt Courier?


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - L Verge - 03-29-2019 01:35 PM

(03-27-2019 07:47 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  
(03-27-2019 04:02 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  1. How many blocks was Ford's Theatre from the White House in 1865? (Was it eight?)

This page says 6 blocks:

https://www.fords.org/lincolns-assassination/lincolns-death/

"At the time, many people felt a theatre was not a proper place for a president to die. The White House was only six blocks away—but a bumpy carriage ride on Washington’s unpaved streets might kill Lincoln immediately."

Thank YOU!

(03-27-2019 04:15 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  3. During Lincoln's second inauguration, his Bible was opened to the book of Isaiah, verses 27-28?

Yes - here is a link to the appropriate part of Ronald White's Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural. It was Isaiah 5:27-28, (KJV).

https://books.google.com/books?id=wtfLtP2LhCcC&pg=PA181&lpg=PA181&dq=Isaiah,+verses+5:27-28+Abraham+Lincoln&source=bl&ots=qX3G8I0CfY&sig=ACfU3U3KaYc7RAZGdTbG13Q21oqN5iRgnQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj5hO_L_KHhAhWnzlkKHYl2AIgQ6AEwDHoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Isaiah%2C%20verses%205%3A27-28%20Abraham%20Lincoln&f=false

Thank you. I have those verses, as well, but I could not find my source—at least quickly. Thanks so much.

(03-27-2019 08:19 AM)L Verge Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  Reviewing my manuscript for last-minute corrections before it goes to press has been an exhausting yet exciting task. I've put so much research into my tome (more than 500 notes) because I wanted to ensure its historical accuracy. Thus as I give my manuscript another glance, I am stuck on a few salient points. As the experts on this forum are the ultimate source, will you please allow me to ask the following questions:

1. How many blocks was Ford's Theatre from the White House in 1865? (Was it eight?)
2. Booth and Herold arrived at Dr. Mudd's house during the early morning hours. Yet is it accurate to note that their stay was a "one-night respite?"
3. During Lincoln's second inauguration, his Bible was opened to the book of Isaiah, verses 27-28?
4. For Laurie: I cite the Surratt Courier as "the Surratt Courier" and not The Surratt Courier?

Thanks so much for your expertise. I am grateful (and tired)!

I would not use the term one-night. They arrived about 4 am on Saturday, April 15 and departed near sunset the same day. It might be safer to call it a twelve-hour respite?

It depends on what issue and year you are citing for our Courier. It started out as Surratt News in 1977, was soon changed to Surratt Courier and now is The Surratt Courier. I could probably give you specific years, but not until after our conference next weekend.

Thanks for clarifying Booth's short respite at Dr. Mudd's. I shall use your historically accurate suggestion.

With respect to The Surratt Courier," I cite my two articles you kindly published in 2015 and 2017, and I cite an article that Richard Sloan wrote in 1991. Further, the Courier is part of my author's bio on the book's back cover as follows:

Reignette Chilton is an independent researcher and author. She has written articles about Lincoln's Greatcoat for the Gannett Press, the Surratt Courier and The Abraham Lincoln Association. She lives in historic Morristown, New Jersey.

Thus I assume I should change the Surratt Courier to The Surratt Courier?

Yes, please.


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - ReignetteC - 03-30-2019 03:28 AM

(03-29-2019 01:35 PM)L Verge Wrote:  
(03-27-2019 07:47 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  
(03-27-2019 04:02 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  1. How many blocks was Ford's Theatre from the White House in 1865? (Was it eight?)

This page says 6 blocks:

https://www.fords.org/lincolns-assassination/lincolns-death/

"At the time, many people felt a theatre was not a proper place for a president to die. The White House was only six blocks away—but a bumpy carriage ride on Washington’s unpaved streets might kill Lincoln immediately."

Thank YOU!

(03-27-2019 04:15 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  3. During Lincoln's second inauguration, his Bible was opened to the book of Isaiah, verses 27-28?

Yes - here is a link to the appropriate part of Ronald White's Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural. It was Isaiah 5:27-28, (KJV).

https://books.google.com/books?id=wtfLtP2LhCcC&pg=PA181&lpg=PA181&dq=Isaiah,+verses+5:27-28+Abraham+Lincoln&source=bl&ots=qX3G8I0CfY&sig=ACfU3U3KaYc7RAZGdTbG13Q21oqN5iRgnQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj5hO_L_KHhAhWnzlkKHYl2AIgQ6AEwDHoECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=Isaiah%2C%20verses%205%3A27-28%20Abraham%20Lincoln&f=false

Thank you. I have those verses, as well, but I could not find my source—at least quickly. Thanks so much.

(03-27-2019 08:19 AM)L Verge Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 10:13 PM)ReignetteC Wrote:  Reviewing my manuscript for last-minute corrections before it goes to press has been an exhausting yet exciting task. I've put so much research into my tome (more than 500 notes) because I wanted to ensure its historical accuracy. Thus as I give my manuscript another glance, I am stuck on a few salient points. As the experts on this forum are the ultimate source, will you please allow me to ask the following questions:

1. How many blocks was Ford's Theatre from the White House in 1865? (Was it eight?)
2. Booth and Herold arrived at Dr. Mudd's house during the early morning hours. Yet is it accurate to note that their stay was a "one-night respite?"
3. During Lincoln's second inauguration, his Bible was opened to the book of Isaiah, verses 27-28?
4. For Laurie: I cite the Surratt Courier as "the Surratt Courier" and not The Surratt Courier?

Thanks so much for your expertise. I am grateful (and tired)!

I would not use the term one-night. They arrived about 4 am on Saturday, April 15 and departed near sunset the same day. It might be safer to call it a twelve-hour respite?

It depends on what issue and year you are citing for our Courier. It started out as Surratt News in 1977, was soon changed to Surratt Courier and now is The Surratt Courier. I could probably give you specific years, but not until after our conference next weekend.

Thanks for clarifying Booth's short respite at Dr. Mudd's. I shall use your historically accurate suggestion.

With respect to The Surratt Courier," I cite my two articles you kindly published in 2015 and 2017, and I cite an article that Richard Sloan wrote in 1991. Further, the Courier is part of my author's bio on the book's back cover as follows:

Reignette Chilton is an independent researcher and author. She has written articles about Lincoln's Greatcoat for the Gannett Press, the Surratt Courier and The Abraham Lincoln Association. She lives in historic Morristown, New Jersey.

Thus I assume I should change the Surratt Courier to The Surratt Courier?

Yes, please.

Got it, thanks


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - RJNorton - 06-05-2019 04:19 AM

Thanks to Bob Cook for sending this information:

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Lincoln's Greatcoat: The Unlikely Odyssey of a Presidential Relic Paperback– April 22, 2019

by Reignette G. Chilton (Author)

Brooks Brothers crafted Abraham Lincoln's greatcoat in honor of the president's second inauguration. The coat's wool was "finer than cashmere" and its silk-embroidered lining read, "One Country, One Destiny." Lincoln was wearing the garment when he was assassinated on April 14, 1865. After her husband's death, Mrs. Lincoln gave the greatcoat to a faithful White House doorkeeper. More than a century after her bequest, the coat was returned to Ford's Theatre, but not before it underwent a mysterious and exciting journey. This book recounts that journey as a reminder of the 16th president and his call to "bind up wounds" and care for others.

Paperback: 207 pages
Publisher: McFarland (April 22, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476674531
ISBN-13: 978-1476674537
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches
[Illustrated]

amazon.com


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - LincolnMan - 06-05-2019 04:34 AM

Great job. Congratulations!


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - Susan Higginbotham - 06-05-2019 08:23 AM

Laurie, will the Surratt House museum have this in the bookstore?


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - L Verge - 06-05-2019 01:26 PM

(06-05-2019 08:23 AM)Susan Higginbotham Wrote:  Laurie, will the Surratt House museum have this in the bookstore?

Yes. We had planned on carrying it for the conference, and then the publisher didn't release it in time. Our order is going back in.


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - ELCore - 06-07-2019 08:26 AM

Wonderful, Reignette. Congratulations!


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - ReignetteC - 06-20-2019 06:05 PM

Thanks! A lot of the credit goes to the experts on this site. So thanks again.


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - L Verge - 06-20-2019 06:35 PM

Our first shipment arrived at Surratt House today. As soon as we satisfy the computer inventory, I'll advertise what we will be selling it for.

Update: Reignette's publisher is not lenient with pricing. We are selling the book for $35, which is $5 cheaper than the suggested retail of $39.95. I'm afraid to see what Amazon has it listed for. We all know that small businesses cannot compete with the price-war champion.


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - Gene C - 06-21-2019 04:33 PM

As of today, price on Amazon is $39.95 & free shipping

https://www.amazon.com/Lincolns-Greatcoat-Unlikely-Odyssey-Presidential/dp/1476674531/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Lincoln%27s+greatcoat&qid=1561152581&s=books&sr=1-1

However, a used like new copy is only $52.88 plus 3.95 s & h.


RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - L Verge - 06-22-2019 01:52 PM

(06-21-2019 04:33 PM)Gene C Wrote:  As of today, price on Amazon is $39.95 & free shipping

https://www.amazon.com/Lincolns-Greatcoat-Unlikely-Odyssey-Presidential/dp/1476674531/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Lincoln%27s+greatcoat&qid=1561152581&s=books&sr=1-1

However, a used like new copy is only $52.88 plus 3.95 s & h.

I saw the same listing on Amazon and jumped for joy! Surratt House is selling it for $35 plus $4 postage. We're beating Amazon by 95-cents. And, our sales go towards the preservation of Surratt House.

I should note, for those who support our sales, that our gov't. agency is trying to do away with sales by check (due to the ever-increasing bad checks passed at our community centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, exercise classes and gyms, etc. -- chiefly by our own county citizens, not our historic site visitors). However, it will be easier on my staff if you decide to purchase from us and can use a credit card.