You can perish the thought right now of a Hillary Clinton presidency.
It is time for America to heal and both the Clinton's to bow out.
Their names may as well be Mudd.
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
And that was why he was convicted. If he had a more palatable last name, he probably wouldn't have been convicted.
I can not believe you are that dense. No, it was not his last name. He was a known Southern sympathizer as were many in Maryland. It was assumed he knew. That does not make it right to convict him but you must remember that this was the crime of the century at the end of our bloodiest war.<quoted text>
He mainly was convicted because his last name was Mudd??? Man where do you get your info from??
Yep, he spent almost four years in prison but he was pardoned by a Southerner, Pres. Andrew Johnson.From Wiki: Many historians agree that President Abraham Lincoln's future assassin, John Wilkes Booth, visited Bryantown, Maryland, in November and December 1864, claiming to look for real estate investments. Bryantown is about 25 miles (40 km) from Washington, D.C., and about 5 miles (8.0 km) from Mudd’s farm. The real estate story was merely a cover; Booth’s true purpose was to plan an escape route as part of a plan to kidnap Lincoln. Booth believed the federal government would ransom Lincoln by releasing a large number of Confederate prisoners of war.
Historians agree that Booth met Mudd at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bryantown during one of those visits, probably the November visit. Booth visited Mudd at his farm the next day, and stayed there overnight. The following day, Booth purchased a horse from Mudd's neighbor and returned to Washington. Some historians[who?] believe that Booth used his visit to Bryantown to recruit Mudd to his kidnapping plot, although others[who?] believe that Mudd would have had no interest in such a scheme.
A short time later, on December 23, 1864, Mudd went to Washington where he met Booth again. Some historians believe the meeting had been arranged, but others disagree. The two men, as well as John Surratt, Jr. and Louis J. Weichmann, had a conversation and drinks together, first at Booth’s hotel, and later at Mudd’s.
Due in part to the influence of his defense attorney, Thomas Ewing Jr., who was influential in the President's administration, on February 8, 1869, Mudd was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson. He was released from prison on March 8, 1869 and returned home to Maryland on March 20, 1869.