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Assassination Trivia
11-09-2017, 04:41 PM
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RE: Assassination Trivia
(11-09-2017 01:18 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  You nailed it, Steve. Kudos.

I am quoting from the April 2004 Surratt Courier:

"Speaking of houses, we are often asked what happened to the home and farm at Surrattsville after the death of Mary Surratt. Burdened with debts, the children were forced into a court-ordered sale in 1869. The March 13, 1869, edition of the Daily National Intelligencer carried a brief notice:

SALE OF SURRATTSVILLE

This property, which, by reason of its connection with the conspiracy trial and the fate of its unhappy owner, has become quite historic, was disposed of at private sale, on the 10th instant, by C.C. Magruder and Daniel Clarke, Esqs, trustees, to Robert W. Hunter, Esq., of Piscataway district, for the sum of $3,500. The tract contained about one-hundred sixty-one and a half acres, with a fine dwelling and out-buildings upon it - Prince Georgian.

When the Surratts purchased the property in 1852, it consisted of 287-1/2 acres. As Mr. Surratt's debts increased so did the sale of his land in the following ten years until his death in 1862. Also, shortly after the sale, Mr. Hunter requested that the title to the land be transferred to his wife -- who had the money...
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11-16-2017, 11:33 AM
Post: #1757
RE: Assassination Trivia
I'm not posting this as a question, but just a trivial tidbit that Richard Sloan passed on to me today. Some of us old-timers might remember the famous dance hall in NYC called Roseland. Reportedly, it was built on the site of Dr. Charles Leale's first home in the city.

Speaking of Leale, one of the speakers at the Surratt conference in April will be talking on the life of Leale after his experiences on the night of the assassination. Our conference packets went in the mail a few days ago to all Surratt Society members, but the conference is always open to non-members. If you would like a packet sent to you, please email me your name and address at laurie.verge@pgparks.com
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