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John Martin: Expert Observer

Part 5, pages 77-96

Lincoln's assassination and changes in Bangor dominate this section of the Scrap & Sketch Book. Martin is increasingly upset at crime in Bangor -- a boom town since the 1830 -- and in other changes in society. His own small store was robbed three times, which contributed to its demise.

People and topic mentioned include:
Lincoln assassination
Booth's arrest
Martin store burglary
Thomas McAloon
William Stevens
Michael Driscoll
Cornelius Driscoll
Jefferson Davis capture
Return of troops
National debt
Marcellus Emery
Bill Bartlett
Bangor Union
Womens' fashion
Pro Andrew Johnson meeting
Spencer A. Pratt
Joseph Mitchell
Mutual Store
James G. Wasgatt