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Crime History: Mary Surratt arrested in Lincoln assassination

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On this day, April 17, in 1865, Mary Surratt was arrested as a conspirator in President Lincoln's assassination. Surratt operated a safehouse for Confederate spies in Prince George's County and a boarding house in the District, where John Wilkes Booth conspired against Lincoln. Three days after Booth shot the president, D.C. police officers visited the Surratt boarding house and found evidence...

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