Tuesday, June 13, 1865

Chicago, Illinois

President Lincoln had committed to giving the opening address at the NorthWest Sanitary Fair but the most unfortunate tragedy has intervened. In his place the address was given by Governor Oglesby of Illinois. The Governor called for the punishment of Jeff Davis, Lee and other leaders. He believes the of the southerners, “Their morality has been so improved by the terrible thrashing they have received, I do not know but what we may be safe in venturing to believe, on this subject, what most of them say.”

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