Monday, October 18, 2010

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

EXCERPT: "In the fall of 1860, John Wilkes Booth reportedly became a Knights of the Golden Circle initiate in Baltimore. Booth attended Lincoln's second inauguration on March 4, 1865, as the invited guest of his secret fiancée Lucy Hale, the daughter of John P. Hale, soon to be United States Ambassador to Spain. Booth remarked afterwards, "What an excellent chance I had, if I wished, to kill the President on Inauguration day!"

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