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    John Surratt: Lincoln Conspirator Lecture Broadside. In December 1870 John Surratt gave his first public lecture about his involvement with John Wilkes Booth and the plot to kidnap President Lincoln. He had hoped that his association with the Conspirators might turn into a successful career as a lecturer. Surratt gave speeches in several cities including New York and Baltimore and was scheduled to give a speech in Washington, DC when public outcry put an end to that endeavor. This 8 1/2" x 21 1/2" (sight, and framed to an overall size of 13" x 26") broadside announces the lecture planned for Washington, DC on December 30th. The topics included John Wilkes Booth, the kidnap plot of the President, his Arrest-Trial-Acquittal, etc.

    Surratt maintained that he knew nothing of the assassination plot for his entire life, and disavowed any participation by the Confederate government. Surratt died on April 21, 1916 and is buried in the New Castle Cemetery in Baltimore. The broadside has some light wear, and in overall fine condition.

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