Baltimore: John Murphy & Co., 1895. 8vo. 159 pp. Bound in blue publisher's cloth with gilt title on front cover and spine. Spine palm soiled, minor wear and tear along edges, corners bumped, small tears at head and foot of spine, front hinge slightly cracked. Textblock edges browned; pp. 126-127 with brown offsetting, otherwise a clean copy. Previous ownership label at bottom of front endleaf: "Ashley-Page Collection." Inscriptions on front flyleaf in the hand of Dorothy Sloan, with bibliographical references. Very Good. Item #3370
By a leading authority in the Lincoln assassination, in which the author argues for Mary Surratt's innocence. DeWitt here offers an indictment of the Federal government's handling of the Lincoln assassination and the execution of the conspirators. Surratt, DeWitt argues, was never a part of the plot, even though she was the owner of the rooming house where some meetings took place. Surratt was sentenced to death and hanged, thereby becoming the first woman executed by the Federal government of the United States.
Howes D306; Monaghan 1165.