The Contents of President’s Lincoln’s Pockets
In the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. is found an exhibition of American treasures, items associated with significant events in the history of the United States. One of the most popular exhibits is the contents of Abraham Lincoln’s pockets on the night he was assassinated. The display contains the following: a penknife, a glasses case, a handkerchief with his initials embroidered on it, a wallet containing a $5 note, and nine newspaper cuttings.
What is noteworthy about those newspaper cuttings is that they all speak highly of Lincoln’s achievements. In fact, one of them