I arrived at Ford's Theatre about 8 and 1/4 p.m. April 14/65 and procured a seat in the dress circle about 40 feet from the President's Box. The play was then progressing and in a few minutes I saw the President, Mrs. Lincoln, Major Rathbone and Miss Harris enter; while proceeding to the Box they were seen by the audience who cheered which was reciprocated by the President and Mrs. Lincoln by a smile and bow.So he arrives well into the first act in a burst of noise and stolen applause, and an actor shoots him to death? I bet he checked his phone every three minutes and kept asking his wife what that guy said that made everyone laugh.
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