Mary Surratt: The Murder Of President Lincoln

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Mary Surratt’s Sentence
Mary Surratt was just a married women with three children, Isaac, Anna, and John Jr, and a husband , John. Mary Surratt’s sentence was way too harsh, for her to only know about the kidnapping plot and not the plan to assassinate Lincoln.
Mary didn’t know that Booth was going to kill Lincoln she just knew about the kidnapping plot. In Booth’s very own diary it even said “Booth originally wanted to kidnap, not kill, the president.” His very own diary even said so! So why did Booth kill President Lincoln? Nobody truly knows why Booth killed Lincoln, but I have a few thoughts about why he killed the president instead of kidnapping Lincoln. I think Booth originally wanted to kidnap Lincoln, but last minute he had became
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