The attempt to Fasten the assassination of President Lincoln on President Davis and other innocent parties.
[The following paper was read before the Louisville Branch
of the Southern Historical Society and well deserves a place in our records that the future historian may see what methods were employed to blacken the name and fame of Confederate leaders.]
On the 2d day of May, 1865, his Excellency
, Andrew Johnson
of the United States
, published to the world the following proclamation-viz: