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Footnote.com Releases Lincoln Assassination Papers and Images of John Wilkes Booth Diary

Lindon, UT – December 19, 2007 – Foonote.com today announced the release of rare documents from The National Archives that provide a unique perspective of the Lincoln assassination and a first-hand look at this critical event in America’s history. 

For a limited time, Footnote.com is providing free access to the Lincoln Assassination Collection which includes newspaper articles from The Daily National Intelligencer, handwritten testimonials and other documents used in the trials of the co-conspirators.

 “There are many questions surrounding the death of President Lincoln,” observes Footnote.com CEO Russ Wilding. “Who helped John Wilkes Booth with the assassination? What happened in the trials of the co-conspirators? These documents are a national treasure that provide real answers to these questions and many more.” 

In addition to this intriguing set of documents, the Footnote community has been uploading photos of Lincoln, Booth, and the actual Booth Diary from their own personal collections. 

 “We love to see our community get involved,” says Wilding. “There are so many historical treasures contained in shoeboxes that are tucked away in closets and attics.  We encourage everyone to upload their shoeboxes of letters, documents and photos to Footnote.com to preserve and share their own histories.” 

Footnote.com is the place where history comes alive. The site has something for everyone from avid researchers to those with a casual interest in the stories of our past.   Visit Footnote.com today and see the future of history.

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