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Monday, May 5, 2014

Andrew Madsen's Journal 1865 ~ Assassination of Abraham Lincoln



Early in the Spring a meeting was called for the purpose of discussing the erection of a new meeting house.  The Social Hall, now occupied, was inadequate.

It was proposed to erect a large meeting house in the center of the Church Block.  A contract was let to James Hansen and Alfred Rosenlof to erect the same and it was to be a white adobe house, the contract price being $14,000.00.

A resolution was adopted assessing each person over eighteen year of age $10.00, and besides this, there would have to be a property tax  of three per cent levied and assessed upon the property.  Work was started at once and a first class foundation built.

William Morrison was then acting as Church Recorder having succeeded David Candland.

March 4th, a grand celebration on the occasion of the re-inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln was held at Salt Lake City and the  Saints throughout the territory were invited to attend.  On Saturday, April 15th, the news reached Salt Lake City of the assassination of President Lincoln.  All business houses in the City were closed and the whole community was placed in a state of mourning.

The information below has been added for further interest and is not a part of Andrew Madsen's Journal.





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Daily Vidette  ~ April 19, 1865




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