Excerpts from the 1865 Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial

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The trial excerpts below are taken Benn Pitman's 1865 compilation.  A more complete three-volume record of the proceedings was compiled by Ben Perley Poore. The  documents were transcribed for the UMKC School of Law.

Jefferson Davis and the Assassination
Confederate Plot to Introduce Pestilence
Frederick Aiken's Argument in Defense of Mary Surratt
W. E. Doster's Argument in Defense of Lewis Payne [Powell]
Thomas Ewing's Argument in Defense of Dr. Samuel Mudd
Hon. John A. Bingham's (Special Judge Advocate's) Summation for the Prosecution

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