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    Trial of the Conspirators: David Hunter Material. Includes a 2 ¼" x 3 ½" pass to the trial, undated, boldly signed by David Hunter as "President of the Commission" (neatly repaired corner) with its original transmittal envelope, a large clipped signature inscribed "D. Hunter, Maj. Gen." and an 8" x 10" undated ALS declining an invitation to speak before the Maryland Institute of Education. On May 1, 1865, President Andrew Johnson signed a controversial Executive Order to form a nine-man military commission to adjudicate John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted overthrow of the Federal Government. The trial, lasting from May 10 to June 30, was presided over by General David Hunter. The prosecution was chaired by Judge Advocate General David Holt. The proceedings concluded with the pronouncement of guilty verdicts for all the defendants with punishments ranging from six months hard labor to death by hanging.


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    January, 2015
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