Major-General JOHN A. DIX, New York:
The murderer of our late
beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, is still at
large. Fifty thousand dollars reward will be paid by this Department for
his apprehension in addition to any reward offered by municipal authorities
or State Executives.
Twenty-five thousand dollars reward
will be paid for the apprehension of
G. A. Atzerot, sometimes called "Port Tobacco," one of Booth's
accomplices. Twenty-five thousand dollars reward will be paid for
the apprehension of David
C. Harold, another of Booth's accomplices. A liberal
reward will be paid for any information that shall conduce to the arrest
of either the above-named criminals or their accomplices. All persons
harboring or secreting the said persons, or either of them, or aiding
or assisting their concealment or escape, will be treated as
accomplices in the murder of the President and the attempted
assassination of the
Secretary of State, and shall be subject to trial before a military
commission and the punishment of death.
Let the stain of innocent blood be
removed from the land by the arrest and
punishment of the murderers.
All good citizens are exhorted to
aid public justice on this occasion. Every
man should consider his own conscience charged with this solemn duty,
and rest neither night nor day until it be accomplished.
EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary