April 15, 1865 - The city last night was vocal with sounds of rejoicing, and brilliant with bonfires and fireworks. We never saw the like before. The illumination was magnificent beyond description. The city was wrapped in a blaze of light from one end to the other – !!! We can say no more. Our hearts which a moment since were light with joy are now weighed down with sorrow – for we have heard the sad news from Washington.