Viriginia Governor F.H. Pierpont sent this condolence telegram to Secretary William Stanton the day after the assassination: “Loyal Virginia sends her tribute of mourning for the fall of the Nation’s President by the hands of a dastardly agent of treason, who dared to repeat the motto of our State at the moment of the perpetration of his accursed crime.”

Source: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Uniona nd Confederate Armies, U.S. War Dept.