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    Lock of Hair From Abraham Lincoln Conspirator Mary Surratt Mary Surratt ran a boarding house in Washington D.C. and was introduced to John Wilkes Booth by her son. After the assassination of Lincoln, she was tried as a conspirator and sentenced to hang on July 7, 1865. A pardon was expected from President Andrew Johnson so the hangman only secured the knot on her noose with five turns instead of the normal eight. When the pardon did not arrive she was the first woman to be executed by the United States government. This lot consists of several strands of Surratt's hair taken from her at her hanging. The hair was originally obtained by Samuel Curtis, a member of the 8th Regiment who was a guard at the gallows. Documentation of the provenance is included.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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