Abraham Lincoln's body moved
CASKET NOT OPENED. Removal From Its Long Resting Place of the Body of Abraham Lincoln. Sprlnglleld, 111.. March 10. The remains remains of Abraham Lincoln were to-day to-day to-day transferred from the crypt of the National National Lincoln monument to a temporary temporary vault Just north of the monument and on the brow of a hill overlooking Oak Ridge cemetery. The removal of the body was made necessary by the demolition of the monument preparatory preparatory to Its entire reconstruction on a different plan, for which $100,000 was appropriated by the last Legislature. When the cedar box containing the metallic casket was exposed to view It was found to be ln a bad state of decay, decay, and ln a few years more It would have entirely rotted away. This is due to the moisture which has found its way Into the concrete masonry which formed a covering for the casket. The casket Itself was not opened, that ceremony ceremony being postponed until the remains remains are placed ln their final resting place upon the completion of the new monument The temporary vault prepared prepared for the casket Is twelve feet square and Is constructed with double decks, thus Insuring room for the six bodies now under the monument.