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Mary Eugenia Surratt

Surratt, Mary Eugenia (1820–65), boardinghouse keeper in Washington, D.C., unjustly hanged for complicity in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. She was accused because of contact with the assassin John Wilkes Booth, who met in her house with his conspirators, including her son, John H. Subsequent revelations proved that her trial was flagrantly unjust and that she was innocent.

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