[LINCOLN -- ASSASSINATION - EARLY REPORTS]. The Boston Weekly Advertiser, Vol. 124, No. 877, 15 April 1865. Boston: Charles Hale & Co., 1865. 4 pp., large folio, 535 x 720 mm., light scattered browning, minor loss to text along central fold, but Lincoln report unaffected. THE "ATTEMPTED" ASSASSINATION. In the second column on page 3, the newspaper gives 4 inches of column space to the shocking early reports of the "Attempted Assassination of President Lincoln...the President shot in a theatre and perhaps mortally wounded...Another Horrid Assassination...Secretary Seward murdered in his bed."