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Trial of the conspirators... Mary Surratt, the first woman executed by the U.S. government...
Item # 644167
May 12, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination plot
* Trial of the conspirators - assassins
* Mary Surratt & others
The trial of those accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln remains a controversial event in American history. Ultimately four would be executed by hanging for their involvement, one a woman, Mary Surratt, the very first woman to be executed by the United States government. This event came to the forefront in modern culture with the release of Robert Redford's movie "The Conspirator", concerning this trial.
Page 5 has: "THE PLOT" "The Press Excluded from the Trial of the Assassins" and "Reported Capture of Surratt, near New York City" "Appearance of Some of the Conspirators Before the Court" with more. Part of the text includes: "...Mrs. Surratt evinces her boldness in sending for Reverdy Johnson..." and further on: "...Prominent among them is Mrs. Surratt--a stout, buxom-looking dame with gray hair and clear, cold, gray eyes, which reveal a crafty, implacable spirit. She has unquestionably nursed the plot with malignant care although it would rather appear that she sent her own son out of the way when the time for action came..." and more (see).
The related text takes more than a full column. Eight pages, very nice, clean condition.
Category: Post-Civil War