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Sue for Richard
The Nest Where the Egg Was Hatched
Sat Jan 20, 2018 13:46

I haven't looked at the Lincoln assassination in quite a while, but I just wanted to get the IDEA out there about the Surratt boarding house possibly being analogous to Hans' Bavarian Beer Garden!

I DO remember that "the nest where the egg was hatched" was the phrase used in regards to Mary Surratt's boarding house.

That I DO remember, so I went with saying that.

Who originally said "the nest where the egg was hatched"?

President Johnson?

Lucy Hale was John Wilkes Booth's lover, and HER father was a senator, but I don't think the comments on the Surratt house were attributed to him.

Booth's last words were allegedly "useless, useless."

Unless you want to believe the words were "Lucy, Lucy," the name of the woman Booth was in love with when he died.

  • Mrs. Surratt and beer gardenRichard E Sloan, Sat Jan 20 09:56
    I forgot to mention Mrs. S in my last post, Sue. That's a cute comparing her boardinghouse to the beer garden. I got a kick out of it. I have to correct you, tho, about it being where the... more
    • "she kept the nest where the plot was hatched"bob mills for richard, Sat Jan 20 15:48
      Richard, it was (President) Andrew Johnson who described the Surratt boardinghouse as "the nest where the egg was hatched." This was his rationale for refusing the clemency importunities of Anna... more
      • Mrs. SRichard E Sloan, Sat Jan 20 22:25
        I agree with you 100%.
    • The Nest Where the Egg Was Hatched — Sue for Richard, Sat Jan 20 13:46
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