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January 31, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

Websites expand access to New Jersey and Pennsylvania state archives

This article originally appeared on the website on January 28, 2011 and was written by Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer

The voucher at the New Jersey State Archives was a simple record of expenses by state officials. But the story behind it – in late April 1865 – made it anything but routine. Neat cursive writing logged costs incurred by the governor and his entourage as they accompanied the remains of President Abraham Lincoln from Washington to New Jersey and New York. There were expenses for hotels, carriages, even the black crepe they wore – a total of $316.30. About five years ago, people who wanted to see that document and other historical and genealogical records would have had to travel to the archives in Trenton. [link to full article]


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