The Murder Of Mary Surratt In Washington

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In Washington, the occupants of Mary Surratt's boardinghouse were arrested, questioned, and searched. They were getting ready to transports the women to headquarters when Lewis Powell knocked on the door of the boardinghouse. He was wielding a pickax. He told the detectives that Mrs. Surratt hired him to dig a gutter for her and he needed to know what time to start. But Lewis Powell was caught in a lie. Mary told the detectives that she never hired anyone to dig anything. Knowing he will not be able to fight back without getting him self killed he surrendered. His capture was the first major break through in the manhunt. That day, the soldiers arrested Powell, Mary Surratt, her daughter, Anna, Lewis Weichmann, and the rest of the boarders.
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