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The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth
12-30-2015, 12:56 PM
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RE: The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth
Backwards Abraham - I invite you to purchase an excellent booklet on The Body in the Barn, compiled by several experts in the field and published since the 1990s by Surratt House Museum for sale in its gift shop. Not only does it contain factual documentation to refute the escaped theory, but also contains statements by then-leading proponents of the "yes, he did escape" theory.

Too bad that you were unable to attend the three-day trial in Baltimore twenty years ago when both sides argued the case in court. I was there for the whole session as were a good number of experts. The judge ruled that there was not sufficient evidence to disturb the bones of JWB and his siblings who had died as children and whose remains were placed on top of John's coffin when he was reinterred in Green Mount. The "escapists" took their plea to a higher Court of Appeals in Annapolis, where their appeal was once again rejected.

The courts used historical documentation to render their decision. Why can't we do the same?
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The Legend Of John Wilkes Booth - Gene C - 01-31-2015, 12:30 PM
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