It is with sad feelings that I take up my pen to address you. Last Friday night at 10 oclock I witnessed the saddest tragedy ever enacted in this country . . . Notwithstanding my promise to you not to visit the theatre, I could not resist the temptation to see General Grant and the President, and when the curtain at Ford’s rose on the play of Our American Cousin my room mate and I were seated on the second row of orchestra seats, just beneath the presidents box. The President entered the Theatre at 8 1/2 o'ck, amid deafening cheers and the rising of all,

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