GDG- Killing Lincoln

CWMHTours at CWMHTours at
Mon Jan 16 10:14:17 CST 2012

RE:  The Inaurg pic.  Booth has been confirmed in  the crowd behind 
Lincoln.  He is at about 1:30 on the clock at the edge of  the crowd.  He has a 
mustache and is wearing a curved top hat with his head  propped at an angle.  
Lincoln looks about 30 ft away.
Booth had for months been carrying on a public affair  with Lucy Hale.  She 
was the duagther of the Senator from New Hampshire  which is where the 
tickets came from  He frequently dined with the Hales at  the National Hotel 
where he lived.  He  was witnessed there by a  number of people.  Lucy was one 
of a 1/2dz women who believed that they  were engaged to Booth.
The picture is generally accepted by scholars to be  Booth.  He later said 
he had a pistol in his pocket and could have shot  Lincoln there.
A magnifying glass may help you spot him.  Once you see  him he is pretty 
"Just  the facts, ma'am." 

Your Most Obediant Servant

In a message dated 1/16/2012 10:56:57 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
Batrinque at writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:

In a message dated 1/16/2012 10:24:52 A.M.  Eastern Standard Time,  
jlawrence at writes:

You   know, as a I understand it, Mudd denied knowing or recognizing Booth  
when  he was arrested, Eyewitnesses though refuted this, and there  were 
several  known meetings between the two,
Leaving out the  inaugaration day photo,  which may or may not portray the 
together (the recent Harvest of Death  discussion comes to mind on  what a 
photo tells you and what a photo  says).

And there  is a substantial amount of evidence that later  on, after the 
trial,  Mudd did admit to various people that he indeed had known  that 
was his patient.  His lying to investigators that such was the   case was 
thing that most made him look guilty of knowing perhaps more  than  he 
did.  I have no doubt that Mudd was fully  knowledgeable about the  kidnap 
plot, but I am not convinced he knew  beforehand about Booth's change in  
to assassinate  Lincoln.

That Inauguration Day photo (actually, more than one  Inauguration Day  
photo) is a fascinating piece of evidence that  falls short of absolute 
but surely it is remarkable that a  band of men in close proximity could 
bear  such physical  resemblance to Booth's comrades.

Bruce  Trinque
Amston,  CT
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