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(03-27-2019 05:02 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 11:13 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-assassina...lns-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 05:15 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 11:13 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=wtfLtP...ln&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 09:19 AM)L Verge Wrote:  
(03-26-2019 11:13 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?
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Reignette, Congratulations!! - RJNorton - 11-04-2018, 01:36 PM
RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - L Verge - 11-04-2018, 02:02 PM
RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - Steve - 11-04-2018, 02:30 PM
RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - Angela - 11-05-2018, 02:02 PM
RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - Anita - 11-07-2018, 03:24 PM
RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - L Verge - 01-19-2019, 10:10 PM
RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - ReignetteC - 03-27-2019 08:47 PM
RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - L Verge - 03-29-2019, 02:35 PM
RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - L Verge - 03-27-2019, 09:19 AM
RE: Reignette, Congratulations!! - L Verge - 06-05-2019, 02:26 PM
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