Murdered Secretary Seward nearly killed Gel. Lee prisoner, rebel army surrendered...As you may suppose the news was Terrible and Distressing" -- WILKINSON, Gareth, British religious leader. ALS to Mr. Linton, 27 April 1865. 4 pp., 8o, expertly mounted on card. "...Alas! What an anachronism Joy is for the moment, in the martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln...If only they will treat the Assassin to Life, & not to Death. Death is the gift to martyrs: how should we throw it away upon murderers?..." -- BLANC, Louis, French Socialist journalist. ALS to Minister Charles Francis Adams, Londres [London], le 27 Avril [April] 1854. 1 page, 4o, expertly mounted, in French: "As a Frenchman, I would like you to know the extent of the profound grief I have experienced at the news horrible assassination with Mr. Lincoln coming to be its victim..." -- TUPPER, Martin Fahrquar, English writer and poet. 6 May 1865. 3 pp., 8o. Expertly mounted on card. A fair copy of his poem, Lincoln's Martyrdom, which starts out, "That noble kindly great forgiving Soul, - That simple honest good unselfish Heart. - Just as his patient strength had touch'd the good. Just as the patriot had outplay'd his part. By Murder stricken down - O basest crime..." Provenance: Philip Sang collection, sale 26 April 1978, lot 201 (part). (4) " /> [LINCOLN -- ASSASSINATION]. Four autograph letters signed from U.S. diplomats and foreign notables, on the death of Lincoln: PORTER, William, <I>American Consul at Tripoli</I>. ALS to William Fessenden, Secretary of the Treasury under Lincoln, 11 May 1865. <I>4pp., 8<V>o, on blue paper, expertly mounted, ink on verso.</I> "On the 27th April I received from James C. Winthrop the following telegram: Malta April 27 9 A.M. President Lincoln <I>Murdered</I> Secretary Seward nearly <I>killed</I> Gel. Lee prisoner, rebel army surrendered...As you may suppose the news was <I>Terrible and Distressing</I>" -- WILKINSON, Gareth, <I>British religious leader</I>. ALS to Mr. Linton, 27 April 1865. <I>4 pp., 8<V>o, expertly mounted on card.</I> "...Alas! What an anachronism Joy is for the moment, in the martyrdom of Abraham Lincoln...If only they will treat the Assassin to Life, & not to Death. Death is the gift to martyrs: how should we throw it away upon murderers?..." -- BLANC, Louis, <I>French Socialist journalist</I>. ALS to Minister Charles Francis Adams, Londres [London], le 27 Avril [April] 1854. <I>1 page, 4<V>o, expertly mounted</I>, in French: "As a Frenchman, I would like you to know the extent of the profound grief I have experienced at the news horrible assassination with Mr. Lincoln coming to be its victim..." -- TUPPER, Martin Fahrquar, <I>English writer and poet</I>. 6 May 1865. <I>3 pp., 8<V>o. Expertly mounted on card.</I> A fair copy of his poem, <I>Lincoln's Martyrdom</I>, which starts out, "That noble kindly great forgiving Soul, - That simple honest good unselfish Heart. - Just as his patient strength had touch'd the good. Just as the patriot had outplay'd his part. By Murder stricken down - O basest crime..." <I>Provenance</I>: Philip Sang collection, sale 26 April 1978, lot 201 (part). (4) | Christie's