bob mills for richard sloan
booth's diary
Sun Apr 7, 2019 07:55

While he was on the run after shooting Lincoln, Booth wrote in his diary, "I have a mind to return to Washington, and in a measure clear my name, which I feel I can do."

Clear his name? He was Public Enemy Number One at the time. Could he have meant, "I was assisted by certain people (no names, please) who thought I was going to try to kidnap Lincoln again."???

They were ready for another kidnap attempt, and were delighted Booth was going to do it, because it would validate the Radicals' effort to paint Jefferson Davis as a Booth co-conspirator. But Booth double-crossed his "friends." I'm sure the diary is legitimate.

  • Lindy wrote all dem notes???!!!***Richard E Sloan, Sat Apr 6 10:06
    While I agree with Micheal 5260 that it was impossible for CAL to have written all the ransom notes, I take issue with the basis for his conclusion -- that the handwriting experts agreed that all the ... more
    • booth's diary — bob mills for richard sloan, Sun Apr 7 07:55
      • tonight at 10 pmRichard E Sloan, Sun Apr 7 19:40
        The Travel CHannel is airing an entirely new episode relating to the CAL kidnap case. 10 pm. It's not one of their "Mysteries of the Museum."
        • more on Travel channel show last nightRichard E Sloan, Mon Apr 8 13:32
          Steve tells me it's already on youtube. Speaking for just myself, I liked it. Much better done than the prev. show they ran, on which I appeared briefly. MArk Falzini was featured on this one, and he ... more
      • Booth diary and Lincoln funeral trainRichard E Sloan, Sun Apr 7 09:53
        Bob -- I'd like to continue that dialogue about the Lincoln case and Booth's diary elsewhere -- either by email or through the online Lincoln Discussion Symposium. What do you say? For about 15... more
        • lincoln's funeral carbob mills for richard sloan, Sun Apr 7 15:03
          Sounds like great fun, Richard. I don't travel any more, but I'm available on-line.
    • Re: Lindy wrote all dem notes???!!!***Michael 5260 for Richard, Sat Apr 6 12:59
      Rich, I don't know what Albert D. Osborn exactly said to the police about the handwriting. I do know that he should have not said anything at all until the handwriting examination was completed. He... more
      • dem notesRichard E Sloan, Sat Apr 6 23:17
        No, I am not familiar with the Bush memo case. And the way in which you wrote a line or two makes me think you are a handwriting "expert." Are you, or was that all conjecture?,
        • Re: dem notesMichael 5260 for Richard, Sun Apr 7 13:03
          Rich, didn't we meet years ago at Highfields? I had an enlarged photograph, 15"X34", of Hauptmann's handwritten autobiography that he wrote for James Fawcett. I put it on the ground and you took a... more
          • dem notesRichard E Sloan, Sun Apr 7 19:38
            I didnt know "Michael" is Mike Melsky til now! Of cs. I remember meeting you on that unique afternoon, and seeing the pic of Bruno's writing. I'm no leprechaun, but I couldn't climb beyond the first... more
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