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Internment book listing Lincoln, 'assassinated,' restored

The book recording the internment of the late Abraham Lincoln's remains is restored after months of work and $15,000. (Source: Pixabay) The book recording the internment of the late Abraham Lincoln's remains is restored after months of work and $15,000. (Source: Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The book recording the internment of the late Abraham Lincoln's remains is restored after months of work and $15,000.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the book was unveiled during a ceremony Friday at Oak Ridge Cemetery. It shows that sexton George Willis recorded the burial of the 16th president and his son, Willie, on May 4, 1865.

Next to the elder Lincoln's name is, "Assassinated."

The city of Springfield donated money to restore the cemetery's first two internment books last year. The second contains the original record of Mary Lincoln's funeral in 1882. It will be complete in the next few months.

The book listing the president's internment covers 18 years and 4,000 entries. It will be on display for two weeks beginning Monday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

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