Our [worst fears] are realized. Our great and good President died this morning, his death the blow of a cowardly assassin.
The Country will long mourn his loss. many citizens known to sympathizers are being arrested. [The] men shot not [illegible]
prevailing. Gen. Grant is safe thank God. Andrew Johnson inaugerated President; [Secretary] Seward lying very low. also his
Sons. the Murderer still at large. a terrible time in this for our President's [illegible] the whole [illegible] soil shall
be deluged. death; death to every traitor; let the black fly be [illegible]. No letters recevied or written today.