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Trial of John H. Surratt in the Criminal Court for the District of. John Surratt, Hon. George P. Fisher, defendant.

Trial of John H. Surratt in the Criminal Court for the District of...

Tried for the Attempted Kidnapping of President Lincoln Surratt, John [1844-1916], Defendant. Trial of John H. Surratt in the Criminal Court for the District of Columbia, Hon. George P. Fisher presiding. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1867. 2 Vols. Paged continuously. 728; iii; 729-1383 pp. Reprinted 2008 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779049; ISBN-10: 1584779047. Hardcover. New. $350. * Reprint of the Trial in the Criminal Court of the District of Columbia, sitting for the trial of crimes and misdemeanors, June-August-1867. Surratt [1844-1916] was one of John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators, along with five others. This group's original plan was to kidnap Lincoln and trade him for a large number of Confederate prisoners. Surratt fled to Italy after the assassination, but he was identified in 1866 and extradited. Surratt was tried in a civilian court of the District of Columbia, instead of a military one as his mother had been. (She was convicted as a co-conspirator and was the first woman executed by the Federal government.) Surratt's attorney admitted Surratt's part in plotting to kidnap, but not murder, the president. Surratt was ultimately released after a mistrial. The government attempted to retry him, but the statute of limitations thwarted this plan.

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