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A plot to kill

November 25, 2008

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John Wilkes Booth pulled the trigger, but Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt helped the actor, her own son, and other young men with their plot to kill Abraham Lincoln. For her role, the 43-year-old widow, devout Catholic, boardinghouse owner, and Confederate sympathizer was the first woman executed by the United States government. In "The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot ... (Full article: 118 words)

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