A beautiful April day. Remained all day in the Hospital. In the evening, attended Ford's Theatre and in the last act a most
astounding crime was committed the President; Mr. Lincoln, shot through the head, the assassin then leaped out of the box
on the stage and drew a large dagger and exclaimed "I have done it. Virginia is avenged. Sic semper tyrannis" and made his
escape. the President was conveyed to a neighboring house in dying condition. a fearful night is this. Other [monstrous] crimes
the Secretary of State his sons and [illegible] servants staffed found [illegible] God pit the rebellion now for men, will
how no mercy death to every Confederate my Rebel sympathies, intense excitement all over the City. is under Martial Law.