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Wilkes Booth Came To Washington
03-14-2015, 04:28 PM (This post was last modified: 03-14-2015 04:37 PM by Eva Elisabeth.)
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RE: Wilkes Booth Came To Washington
I had that in mind, too, about Wither's later embellishments. But "Wither's statement for the government" - could that be his trial testimony? There are two transcripts on pp.77/78 in the "100 Eyewitness Accounts" (I don't know if this is his complete testimony), and in one of May 31, 1865, he stated "I did not see Booth during the day."

T. Good also considers Kitty Brink's account "not entirely accurate". Nevertheless these are two accounts by different persons claiming Booth announcing his future fame, which IMO would suit his personality. I wonder if a) both embellished, b) one told the truth or embellished and the other "copied" and transformed the true/embellished "story", or c)both (Withers and Brink) embellished? Your opinion(s)?
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Wilkes Booth Came To Washington - Gene C - 03-12-2015, 08:56 PM
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