The Lincoln Assassination
and the events leading to it
The Lincoln Assassination is an unresolved mystery which has confounded many historians for years. The question of the Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, his associates and Secret Agents in a possible cover-up and conspiracy, still haunt many scholars to this day, whether they admit it or not. I have often in the past accused him of being the first President as to having committed treason against the Free Republic, after careful consideration, I would now tend to believe he never knew what was happening.
In order to unravel this mystery, one needs to consider many things, not only significant events of the day directly or even seeming indirectly related, but one must push back even further in history and consider even the very foundation of the creation of this country in an effort to seek a motive. Keep in mind, History repeats itself; there is a pattern in all things.
Where does the assassination fit into the building of this Nation or the overthrow? What was happening at the time? Where in history has similar events taken place? I have found that by taking the basic information regarding each suspected related event, and those suspect of having been involved, even the regurgitated information found in the all knowing contents of WIKI, compiling it, and reading it, a plot and motive begins to unfold… Now am no genius, and certainly not a political genius or master of understanding the principles of deceit, misinformation and the like, or what I would call secret combinations found within the Biblical scriptures and others. All the while, keep in mind, with my open admittance, I could be wrong.
By compiling this basic information found for example in Wiki, knowing it is taken from one recent former writer and he having borrowed his from a recent writer before him, and so on… a preservation of motive in an attempt, knowingly or unknowingly, to cover the truth and ease the average readers mind in not asking certain questions in which the writer knows as he writes, the reader will question, but that writer of intentional lies, will insert a comment appearing to answer the readers questioning just as it occurs, and the reader will read on never think to ask again, after all his question was answered right? In other words, in every conflict in which truth must be hidden, the victor in the conflict writes the history and that original writer in his attempts to tell only one side of the conflict, or to ease the inquiring mind, reveals himself, and the truth of the conflict he attempts to cover up. This practice is preserved in the regurgitation process whether they see it or not. It is most profound in the original source material; however, fortunately we have the accuracy of the wiki writer to thank for their melancholic nature in quoting.
A lie, in one way or another, will always reveal itself when confronted with truth.
With this said, lets step back in time, to the foundation of the creation of this Nation.
As many of my readers know, I include sources often not considered by others simply because of their own prejudices and inability to consider ALL sources… although it is not necessary for me to include, because there is overwhelming evidence as to why the people came here to escape bondage and captivity, the following is a passage from Mormon scripture, specifically Nephi 1: 12-15
And I looked and beheld a man among the Gentiles, who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and I beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land.
And it came to pass that I beheld the Spirit of God, that it wrought upon other Gentiles; and they went forth out of captivity, upon the many waters.
And it came to pass that I beheld many of the Gentiles upon the ; and I beheld the wrath of God, that it was upon the seed of my brethren; and they were before the Gentiles and were smitten.
And I beheld the Spirit of the Lord, that it was upon the Gentiles, and they did prosper an the for their inheritance; and I beheld that they were white, and exceedingly fair and , like unto my people before they were .
And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld that the Gentiles who had gone forth out of captivity did humble themselves before the Lord; and the power of the Lord was .
And I beheld that their mother Gentiles were gathered together upon the waters, and upon the land also, to battle against them.
And I beheld that the power of God was with them, and also that the wrath of God was upon all those that were gathered together them to battle.
And I, Nephi, beheld that the Gentiles that had gone out of captivity were by the power of God out of the hands of all other nations.
A simple knowledge or read of the Declaration of Independence would have suffice as well, it is common knowledge the people of America came here to escape bondage and captivity, not just that of the King but the elite or nobility of Britain in their imagined superior need to control.
1776 the colonists of
the British were defeated those in power had to regroup and plan for the future
as they did not consider intervention of the very God they proclaimed to obey.
It would be another 36 years due to a lack of ideas of a cunning nature, to
once again attempt by force to bring the people back into subjection to as they
were historically accustomed to through 1500 years or so of practice. The
again in 1812, a remarkable event occurred wherein the Empire was again
gathered to do battle against the people of the new free land and once again
Rothschild, of the Bank of England, issued an ultimatum: “Either
the application for the renewal of the charter is granted, or the
In nearly all wars, there is a third party instigator…
British Government launched the War of 1812 against the
50 years later the butt hurt Rothschild’s would kick up their heals again in an attempt to bring the colonist back into submission. During those 50 years many atrocities were committed by the new care takers of this land, crimes against the Native people, crimes against religious practice, deceit and deception by those in political power for personal gain, in short the new stewards of this blessed and yet cursed land had sufficiently fallen from serving the one true God.
It is nearly unknown by the inhabitants of this land as to the ancient old curse or blessing pronounced upon this land, depending upon the use of agency of the people. A majority of the native people knew this from ancient times but it is best said by those who first came to this land and is recorded in one of the Mormon Books, in this presumed true account, Ether 2:
For behold, this is a land which is choice above all other lands; wherefore he that doth possess it shall serve God or shall be ; for it is the everlasting decree of God. And it is not until the of iniquity among the children of the land, that they are .
And this cometh unto you, O ye , that ye may know the decrees of God—that ye may repent, and not continue in your iniquities until the fulness come, that ye may not bring down the fulness of the of God upon you as the inhabitants of the land have hitherto done.
Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ, who hath been manifested by the things which we have written.
In 1843, just 19 years before the Civil war conflict, a very interesting prophecy was given to Stephen A. Douglas by the leader Joseph Smith of the Mormons who is said to be a Prophet of God by the Mormon people. What I find strange about the prophecy is that what I would say is the most important part of the prophecy is ignored by most every one including the Mormon scholars and authors, yet the anti Mormons are very quick and anxious in pointing out the prophecy is false because the claim ignored part never happened! But here is where they could receive an education if they would… The prophecy recorded in the Journal of William Clayton on May 18th 1843 is as follows:
Judge Stephen A. Douglas, who is presiding at court. After dinner Judge Douglas
requested President Joseph to give him a history of the
The judge listened with the greatest attention and spoke warmly in depreciation of the conduct of Governor Boggs and the authorities of Missouri, who had taken part in the extermination, and said that any people that would do as the mobs of Missouri had done ought to be brought to judgment: they ought to be punished.
President Smith, in concluding his remarks, said that if the government, which received into its coffers the money of citizens for its public lands, while its officials are rolling in luxury at the expense of its public treasury, cannot protect such citizens in their lives and property, it is an old granny anyhow.
"And I prophesy in the name of the Lord God of Israel, unless the United States redress the wrongs committed upon the Saints in the state of Missouri and punish the crimes committed by her officers that in a few years the government will be utterly overthrown and wasted, and there will not be so much as a potsherd left, for their wickedness in permitting the murder of men, women and children, and the wholesale plunder and extermination of thousands of her citizens to go unpunished, thereby perpetrating a foul and corroding blot upon the fair fame of this great republic, the very thought of which would have caused the high-minded and patriotic framers of the Constitution of the United States to hide their faces with shame.
"Judge, you will aspire to the presidency of the United States; and if ever you turn your hand against me or the Latter-day Saints, you will feel the weight of the hand of Almighty upon you; and you will live to see and know that I have testified the truth to you; for the conversation of this day will stick to you through life.
He [Judge Douglas] appeared very friendly, and acknowledged the truth and propriety of President Smith's remarks.”
have I found where in any Mormon author has addressed this issue in their own
defense, they only focus on Judge Douglas aspiring to the presidency… and
clearly the answer as to why this is, they do not know… The very same reason
the anti Mormons use it to discredit the Mormons, they do not know either… CLEARLY
the most important part of this prophecy is UNLESS the
The United States NEVER redressed the wrong done unto the saints! If this is a true prophecy, I do not have to explain how profoundly earth shattering this is to learn but… It DID happen, and our Government, the Free Republic WAS utterly overthrown and wasted!... and here is where the anti Mormons eat crow…
The events that lead up to the Civil war of 1862 are many but remember, the Elite of Great Britain are proud people and don’t let go of things so easy especially where in their delusion of superiority has been ignored by us “impudent” people…
as I have said I am no political genius, but I know the motives, the objective
of Great Britain is to bring the people into subjection to the Crown or the
elite, by bondage and captivity, but war has not proven as effective as it is
clear in this case whether they admit it or not… These peoples God has been
with them in the past…
Now in an effort NOT to rehash over the details already written in previous articles or chapter of the book this article will likely appear… I will restate that in order to bring these people BACK into submission, by Captivity and bondage, certain things had to be set up in that the people voluntarily submit.
There is an ancient old rule which is all but stricken from history where in, when ever the powers that be intend to bring some act against the free people and into submission, they will always in one way or another tell them what they are going to do first. It is often in such a way that the people almost never see it or take it serious if they did, and they are lulled into carnal security often by way of benefits… IF the people do not heed the warnings and take no action to prevent it, this is considered as waving your agency in the matter by “Implied Consent” and the powers that be interpret this as a voluntary act and therefore they are justified having not infringed upon your God given agency which CANNOT be violated, not even by the God who granted it.
Although many other details exists, I am not of the political mind nor am I a master of Secret Combinations, however I do understand that the powers that be had to infiltrate and place in positions of power in our Republic in order to bring about each step leading to the overthrow of the Free Republic and in bringing the people BACK into voluntary Bondage and Captivity, financial and spiritual slavery.
Lineup of most suspected conspirators of the Assassination
of President Lincoln
Author of the 14th Amendment
Chase, friend of John Bingham, Puppet,
Lawyer, politician, Chief Justice of the
Most suspect: Edwin Stanton, Puppet, Lawyer, politician, served as Secretary of War under President Lincoln, likely friend and associate of the Rothschild’s family, refused to accompany Lincoln to the theater the night of assassination, was personally responsible for the actions of the guard assigned to protect Lincoln and who was called away by Stanton at the time of the shooting, had many dealings with John Wilkes Booth, known for making statements such as “!,” Prime suspect in the missing pages of Booth’s journal, it was revealed that Booth had received a large amount of money from a New York based firm to which Stanton had connections, Stanton is primary suspect individual as the representative where in it is said that "A representative of the European Rothschilds called on President Lincoln and offered him money at 27% per cent interest, but was thrown out of his office."
Most Suspect: Rothschild power mongers, Puppet Masters
The Fed: The most gigantic trust
December 23, 1913, the U.S. Congress voted in the Federal Reserve Act, which took away from Congress the power to create money, and which handed over this power to the Federal Reserve Corporation. One of the rare Congressmen who had understood all the issue at stake in this Act,
Representative Charles A. Lindbergh Sr. (Rep-Minnesota), father of the famous aviator, said: “This Act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth. When the President (Wilson) signs this bill, the invisible government of the Monetary Power will be legalized... The worst legislative crime of the ages is perpetrated by this banking and currency bill.”
The education of the people
allowed the bankers to finally obtain the complete monopoly of the control of
credit in the
“My agency in promoting the passage of the National Banking Act was the greatest financial mistake of my life. It has built up a monopoly which affects every interest in the country. It should be repealed, but before that can be accomplished, the people will be arrayed on one side, and the banks on the other, in a contest such as we have never seen before in this country.”
Do I owe Salmon an apology? I don’t think so…
Automobile manufacturer Henry Ford said:
“If the people of the nation understood our banking and monetary system, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”
PRIME MOTIVE: To control the fiat system. As a result of this objective The Rothschild family and the elite had to formulate a plan where in every 20 years they did not have to fight for the extension or implementation of a new charter, you see people, they need your permission! It was time to set up a system of law under the façade of Government (The Fed) in which they essentially could give themselves permission with your voluntary blessings.
many smaller tasks, it was most important to establish “Law” under the illusion
of Constitutional authority, (14th Amendment) which in its design
was to have the appearance of remedy to satisfy all. The 14th
amendment designed to follow the 13th amendment, keep in mind it was
already against the laws of God and immoral to enslave anyone anywhere
worldwide. However the slave issue kept the attention of the American people
giving the illusion that this was the prime issue in the Civil war but it was
not. The short of it was corporate take over or an overthrow of our Government,
Civil Rights which are not rights at all or Constitutionally Protected Rights? You decide, as you cannot have both…
personally believe, however not being immune from error, John Bingham created
the 14th amendment under the Act of collusion, the Rothschild coup and
Salmon Chase assisted him in doing so as secretary of the Treasury of the
believe that things escalated throughout the conflict of the Civil war but
John Wilkes Booth: The hired assassin. Many of the academics would love to blame the Confederacy for the actions of booth in fact they have, leading the general public through their games of deception and mis information to believe the Confederacy was behind it. It is true Booth was employed with the Confederate underground and managed to a small degree to keep himself from being assassinated. However Booth was highly suspect as to playing both sides, a double agent and was kept under surveillance at times by the Confederate underground and never allowed to advance into more secretive ranks despite his often requests to do so.
academic pens tell stories of Booths discontentment towards the abolitionists and
it would seem evidence to support this is found in the Confederacy sources. It
does become clearer as you read the wiki ditties that booth was a week minded
individual and a simple target to indoctrinate, many of the things he spoke of
or said to have spoke of, stinks of indoctrination. Booth was all about what he
thought was going to pad his pocket best, he reminds me of the character from
the 1999 movie The Mummy, played by Kevin J. O’Conner, Beni Gabor, especially
at the moment the Mummy is coming at him and he resorts to all the different
religious sayings and pendants in order to find one that might persuade the
Mummy to back off.
do not believe there was ever a plot to kidnap
True Purpose of the Tenure ACT
way I see it, the Tenure ACT of 1867 was implemented in order to keep key controlled
people in office in order to keep control of the overthrow process, but had
Johnson been assassinated as planned, I have my doubts the Tenure ACT would
have ever been written, why was it expedient in 1867? Johnson who I believe
knew more about
The Assassination from the Confederacy Perspective:
The source material used for the following let me say, I find as more plausible and credible than that of WIKI or what history has established, According to the testimony given in The Black Book, I do not need to explain as I have in other articles or previous chapters as to why I would place such firm stock in the Black Book. Being only 7 or so pages I am reproducing the contents regarding Booth here.
From the Black Book: Book Page 132-141
The Odyssey of John Wilkes Booth
If John Wilkes Booth hadn't shot President Abe Lincoln at 10:15 p.m., Good Friday, April 14, 1865, in Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., today's encyclopedias may have accorded him a few brief lines or none at all.
Booth was born in 1838 in Maryland, the
son of Junius Brutus Booth, an actor, who was born in
One of America's top writers, Jim
Bishop, did a remarkable job of researching Booth's activities leading up to
the assassination in his book,
He accurately portrayed Booth's treachery and fanaticism and the incompetence of his accomplices. But Bishop failed to report what the Confederates thought of one of their top spies, probably because the records weren't
available to him. Bishop related the confusion following the shooting and how Booth made his escape from Washington via the Navy Yard Bridge and wrote, "There were stories which persisted for years it wasn't Booth who was killed."
What about Confederate records? The
Knights of the
Prior to the Civil War, J. Wilkes Booth,
as he liked to sign his name, had attended a military school, but had been
bounced because he was too impetuous. When the war broke, Booth volunteered for
the Confederate Army, but an officer was impressed with his intelligence and
ability to interchangeably "talk like a Yankee and a Southerner." It
was decided Booth could do more than shoot a gun.
After a short training course, Booth was
soon moving back and forth through
While he was a competent enough spy,
Booth had some traits which bothered his superiors. He asked too many questions
about Confederate plans, and he enjoyed gathering gossip about Rebel generals.
At times, the Confederates had Booth under surveillance, believing he could be
a double agent. Despite their suspicions, Booth continued to deliver damaging
information on Union moves, and he did it in record time.
In spite of his service, Booth was never able to advance
above The Knights of the White
Camellias, the third-ranked Confederate secret organization. He brought ill-conceived schemes to kill
President Lincoln, Gen.
Following President Lincoln's
Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, J. Wilkes Booth went into a deep
mental depression, punctuated at times by violent outbursts. He told his
The final year of the Civil War when
things were going badly for the South, Booth did less spying and more plotting
on his own. He reported to his Confederate superiors, "A representative of the European Rothschilds called on President
Lincoln and offered him money at 27% per cent interest, but was thrown out of
A few years later, while gathered in the
Confederate Underground Capital in
Southerners were shocked by the senseless assassination of President Lincoln.
The war was over for all practical purposes, and their cause was lost. The Knights
William S. (Wild Bill) Lincoln, a
distant cousin of the President, reported
in a sworn statement: "Our branch of Page 135
"Jesse told me that Union troops and federal detectives traced Booth to an old barn on the Garrett farm in the hills near Bowling Green, Virginia. In their hysteria, they set the barn afire and then shot and killed a crippled Union veteran whose only crime was being drunk at 2 o'clock in the morning.
"Colonel James also told me the sad
fact was that some mighty innocent
people were made to suffer and even hung and imprisoned because of their
association with Booth. He said that the
Confederate underground had no love for Booth - he had shot the President
after it was too late. However, the organization protected him and put the lazy
bastard on a $3,600 a year pension as long as he behaved himself and caused
them no trouble; but Booth couldn't stand fetters." Because of strict
Confederate underground surveillance, Booth pulled up stakes and moved to Glen
He also returned to the stage, a direct
violation of his agreement with the underground. Texas Rangers and lawmen,
mostly former Confederate soldiers, filed reports with The Knights of the
Golden Circle telling about the strange behavior of John Wilkes Booth, alias
James St. George. The actor-assassin was drinking heavily, bragging about being
the man who shot
strong for executing Booth, but Jesse W. James, who by this time was building an empire in the West, suggested, "I kind of agree with you about shutting his big mouth for good, but let's let him make a tour of theaters in the West. We'll send along two agents to ride herd on him."
Meanwhile, Wild Bill Lincoln, who was
working as an acrobat, circus clown, lumberjack, cowhand and teamster, was hot
on the trail of Booth or St. George. In the early 1890s he roomed for while
with Charles Booth, who was a nephew of the man he sought. "Charlie told
One night in the 1890s, Wild Bill
Lincoln appeared on the same stage with John Wilkes Booth in
Then one night in 1902 or early 1903,
Wild Bill was sitting in Colonel Jim McDaniels' (Jesse James) hotel room in
Guthrie, Oklahoma, when a book was tossed his way. McDaniels lit a long cigar
and said, "Believe it or not, Wild Bill, that book was written by one of
your men in the White Camellias, old John Wilkes Booth, alias Edwin Booth,
alias James St. George."
"Can I take it and read it, Colonel?"
"That's why I gave it to you. Read
it and then burn it, you hear? The Knights of the
tery, I landed right in the middle of the
Jesse Woodson James mystery without half trying."
In the spring of 1903, Bill was working
for the Colonel in
"Listen carefully, Wild Bill,"
McDaniel said, "because we're moving to
Wild Bill gulped, "Are you serious,
"Never more serious in my life,
son. I've spared that rascal's life many times. The
"So you think he's in
"We know he's registered at the
Grand Avenue Hotel in
"Is he armed?" Wild Bill
"Who in hell cares if that bum is or not? I'll take care of him."
"How old a man is Booth?"
The older man tugged at his beard
thoughtfully. "Well, I'm 59, and I seem to recall Booth is six years older
so that would put him at 65. The damn fool hasn't drawn a sober breath
practically since the night he shot President Lincoln thirty-eight years ago.
How old are you, Wild Bill?"
"Just 30, sir."
"Well, get some sleep. We want to leave
early so we can make
A half block from the Grand Avenue Hotel
that night a young Indian boy was selling lemons from a small basket. The
Colonel stopped and said to Wild Bill, "Have this kid make you about a
quart of lemonade, pronto, while I duck into this drug store."
"Mr. St. George expects us," the Colonel told the desk clerk and he started up the steps, followed closely by Wild Bill with a jar of lemon juice.
The door was unlocked and the two men could see the shape of a man lying on the bed. The Colonel lighted the gas light and Booth twisted in his bed. Beside the bed were three empty whisky bottles.
"Just wanta drink. Jus' wanta..." the man muttered. Then he opened his eyes. Startled, he said, "Colonel, you've come to kill me!"
"Take it easy, Mr. St. George," Jesse said, moving a chair close to the bed and sitting down.
"You are Jesse James and the world should know!" Booth charged, suddenly stone sober.
"Impossible, Mr. St. George,
because Jesse James was killed more than twenty years ago. Jesse James is
Booth sat up, alarmed. "Stop
playing cat and mouse with me, damn you, Jesse James!"
"I could call you John Wilkes
Booth, Mr. St. George, but the whole world knows Booth is dead," Jesse
"You know damn well that I am John
Wilkes Booth!" Booth practically bellowed. Perspiration poured from the
For a moment Jesse stared at the shell
of a man.
"I need a drink!" Booth commanded.
"Being a hot night, Mr. Booth, we
brought you something cool to drink. Now, Wild Bill, you talk to Mr. Booth
while I fix up his drink."
Jesse went over to the wash stand with
the jar of lemonade. Hastily, he pulled two bottles from his pocket and poured
pure arsenic into the jar. Then he stirred the mixture with a table fork. He
poured the loaded lemonade into a glass.
Approaching the bed, Jesse said, "Now,
Mr. Booth, I think you've had enough alcohol for tonight. This lemonade will
really fix you up. I personally guarantee it."
Booth balked. "A goddamn ladies' drink. I won't do it!"
"Come on now, Mr. Booth. Try just a
swallow or two."
The actor swallowed half a glass and said, "Not a bad drink at that." He turned to Wild Bill and asked, "Do we know each other? Your face looks familiar.
" Wild Bill coughed. "Yes, Mr.
Booth, some years back we were on the same stage in
"How interesting. Did I give a good
performance?" He drained his glass and Jesse filled it up again.
"You were superb, Mr. Booth,"
Wild Bill assured him.
"What was the name of the play, do
you remember?" the actor asked.
"It was called Our American
Cousin,, I believe, sir." Booth gulped the last of the lemonade. He tore
at his collar. "Open another window in here, damn it, I can't
Then he stood up and addressed Wild Bill. "What did you say your name was?"
"Lincoln, Mr. Booth. You shot a
cousin of mine, Abraham Lincoln!"
Jesse James bent over and felt his heart. "Deader than a mackerel," he said. "Wild Bill, stay here. I'm sending up the four agents in the lobby to go through Booth's luggage. I'll be back in a few minutes."
While his agents searched Booth's suitcase and
trunk, the Colonel went up to the desk clerk. He slid two $20 gold pieces under
his hand. "Mr. St. George isn't feeling too well tonight. I'd suggest you
look in on him in the morning. If he isn't feeling better, call a doctor. He
requested that we take his trunk with us tonight because we're headed for his
brother's place in
"Sure enough," said the clerk, pocketing the gold pieces. "If you ask me, old St. George is just plain drunk."
"You might have a point at that,
son," Jesse said, going back up the stairs.
The six men were amazed at the records
Booth had kept through the years. After they had finished sorting it, Jesse
said, "You know, men, I'm just glad Booth didn't put all this in that
crazy book his lawyer wrote - he could have put a noose around all of our
Colonel James then directed his men to
plant just enough evidence around the room so that the
The men camped a few miles out of
"Well, Colonel," Wild Bill said, stirring the fried potatoes, "if I live to be a hundred, I won't forget tonight!"
Late that afternoon from Guthrie, Jesse
had an agent send a telegram to the U.S. Marshal's office telling them John
Wilkes Booth was dead and where his body could be found.
Three days later, Jesse, accompanied by
Wild Bill and two agents, went back to
The clerk said, "Whole bunch of lawmen were here yesterday morning up there in Mr. St. George's room, but
his body is still there in the bed. It's
starting to turn black-like and is tough as leather."
"Don't worry, son," Jesse said, "we're relatives and we've come to claim his body."
Up in the room, Jesse muttered, "The Union War Department once offered $100,000 reward for Booth, dead or alive. Now we laid Booth right in the Yankee laps and they don't want him!"
Carting the body of Booth back to
Guthrie, Jesse looked up a doctor friend and asked him for a diagnosis.
"It would appear that this man swallowed so much poison, probably arsenic,
that he is permanently preserved. He's like a damn Egyptian mummy!"
Through a friendly town marshal, Jesse learned
that the federal men had checked out John Wilkes Booth's body and papers in
Wild Bill wrote years later, "Was the
Booth case still too hot to touch in 1903? I'm sure Dr. Samuel Mudd along with others
would have been vindicated, and it would have exposed the earlier
ill-conceived, hysterical investigation, but the
Under Jesse James' direction, the leathery,
mummified body of John Wilkes Booth was put in a special coffin and several of
his men took it on an exhibition tour all over the
Jesse James III reports the Booth body was owned by a Glencoe, Minnesota, jeweler named Jay Gould, a relative of the financier, who had it stored. "This was in 1955 and I believe Gould has passed away. What happened to the body? Who knows? Perhaps John Wilkes Booth, hated by both the North and the South, is destined to lie forever unburied and unwanted."