Cleveland, Condingham, Eden

New-York Daily Tribune
May 1, 1865

Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress
Associated Press Account.
CLEVELAND, Friday, April 28—Night.

The heavy rain which commenced before noon to-day [sic], continues, and we leave this beautiful and hospitable city with the remains, which have been so touchingly and generally honored. Notwithstanding the inclement weather, crowds have assembled at the railroad station to take their last look at the coffin containing all that is mortal of Abraham Lincoln.

We pass in succession Columbia, Grafton, Wilmington, Greenwich, Crestline and other stations. Shrouded national flags and badges of mourning are seen at each. The rain-storm [sic] continues, but this has not prevented the assembling of groups on the way. Many of them bear lanterns in their hands in order that the funeral train may be plainly seen.

SATURDAY, 5:20 A. M.—Here is the largest gathering we have seen since we left Cleveland. The depot building is handsomely draped with mourning flags, and over the doorway is a long white cotton sign with large black letters— “He sleeps in the blessings of the poor, whose fetters God commissioned him to break.” Guns are fired and bells tolled.

6 O’CLOCK.—The rain has ceased, and there is a promise of a clear day. We pass several small hamlets where spectators are assembled.

7 O’CLOCK. —We are nearing Columbus, the capital of Ohio, and the third State capital we have visited since our departure from Washington on our melancholy errand. We have on board Gov. Brough and staff, Major-Gen. Hooker and staff, United States Senator John Sherman, and the Hon. Samuel Galloway—