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Sentence. And the Commission does therefore sentence him, the said George A. Atzerodt, to be hinged by the neck until he is dead, at such time and place as the President of the United States shall direct, twothirds of the members of the Commission concurring therein.

Third.---Lewis Payne.

Finding.–Of the specification“Guilty," except combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler. Of this not guilty. Of the charge “Not Guilty,” except combining, confederating, and curspiring with Edward Spangler. Of this not guilty.

Sentence.--And the Commission dues, therefore, sentence lim, the said Lewis Payne, to be hanged by the neck until he be dead, at such time and place its the President of the United States shall direct ; two-thirds of the members of the Commission concurring therein.

Fourth.Mary E. Surratt.

Finding.-Of the specification “Guilty," except as to the receiving, entertaining, barboring, and concealing Samuel Arnold and Michael O’Laughlin, and, except as to combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler. Of this not guilty. Of the charge “ Guilty," except as to coinbining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler. Of this not guilty.

Sentence.--And the Commission does therefore sentence her, the said Mary E. Surratt, to be hanged by the neck until she be dead, at such time and place as the President of the United States shall direct, two-thirds of the members of the Commission concurring therein; and

Whereas, The President of the United States has approved the foregoing sentences in the following order, to wit:

EXECUTIVE MANSION, July 6, 1865. The foregoing sentences in the cases of David E. Harold, George E. Atzerodt, Lewis Payne, and Mary E. Surratt, are hereby approved ; and it is ordered that the sentences in the cases of David E. Harold, G. A. Atzerodt, Lewis Payne, and Mary E. Surratt, be carried into execution by the proper military authority, under the direction of the Secretary of War, on the 7th day of July, 1865, between the hours of 10 o'clock A. M. and 2 o'clock P. M. of that day.


Therefore, You are hereby commanded to cause the foregoing sentences in the cases of David E. Harold, G. A. Atzerodt, Lewis Payne, and Mary. E. Surratt, to be duly executed in accordance with the President's order. By coininand of the President of the United States.

E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General.

In the remaining cases of O’Laughlin, Spangler, Arnold, and Mudd, the findings and sentences are as follows:

Fifth.-Michael O’Laughlin.

Finding.-Of the specification Guilty," except the words thereof as follows: " And in the further prosecution of the conspiracy aforesaid, and its murderous and treasonable purposes aforesaid, on the nights of the 13th and 14th of April, A. D. 1865, at Washington City, and within the military department and military lines aforesaid, the said Michael O’Laughlin did then and there lie in wait for Ulysses S. Grant, then Lieutenant-General and Commander of the Armies of the United States, with intent then and there to kill and murder the said Ulysses S. Grant.” Of said words, “ Not Guilty," and excopt “combining, confederating, and

conspiring with Edward Spangler." Of this not guilty. Of the charge "Guilty," excent combining, confederating, and conspiring with. Edward Spangler. Of this not guilty.

Sentence. The Coinmission sentence Michael O'Langblin to be imprisoned at hard labor for life.

Sixth.--Edward Spangler.

Finding.--Of the specification, “Not Guilty," except as to the words, "the said Edward Spanglor, on said 14th day of April, A. D. 1865, at about the same hour of that day as aforesaid, within said military department and the military lines aforesaid, did aid and abet him," ineaning John Wilkes Booth, "in making his escape, after the said Abraham Lincoln had been murdered in the manner aforesaid," and of these words, “Guilty.” Of the charge, not guilty, but guilty of having feloniously and traitorously aided and abetted John Wilkes Booth in making his escape after having killed and murdered Abraham Lincoln, President of tho United States-he, the said Edward Spangler, at the time of aiding and abetting as aforesaid, well knowing that the said Abraham Lincoln, President as aforesaid, had been inurdered by the said John Wilkes Booth 39 aforesaid.

The Commission sentenced Spangler to be confined at hard labor for six years.

Seventh. --Samuel Arnold. Of the specifications

Guilty-Except combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler; of this, not guilty.

Of the chargeGuilty-Except combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler; of this, not guilty.

The Commission sentence him to imprisonment at hard labor for life. Eighth.-Samuel A. Mudd. Of the specification

Guilty-Except combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler; of this not guilty; and excepting receiving and entertaining, and harboring and concealing said Lewis Payne, John H. Surratt, Michael O'Laughlin, George A. Atzerodt, Mary E. Surratt, and Samuel Arnold; of this, not guilty. Of the charge “Guilty,” except combining, confederating, and conspiring with Edward Spangler; of this, not guilty.

Sentence. The Commission sentenced Dr. Mudd to be imprisoned at hard labor for life.

The President's order in these cases is as follows:

It is further ordered that the prisoners, Samuel Arnold, Samuel A. Mudd, Edward Spangler, and Michael O’Laughlin, be confined at hard labor in the penitentiary at Albany, New York, during the period designated in their respective sentences.

ANDREW Johnson, President. '

The sentences were duly executed, except the Dry Tortugas Tas substituted for the Albany Penitentiary, for the imprisonment of Arnold, Modd, Spangler, and O'Laughlin.


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Adamg, O. F.-remonstrance against depart. | Arbitary arrests-action of Government, 861 ;

ure of rebel cruisers from Britisb ports, 461. debate in Congress, 878.
Address of Mr. Lincoln-at Springfield, 181; | Arguelles surrendered to Cuban authorities,
at Tolono, 132; at Indianapolis, 182; before 565.
Indiana Legislature, 188; at Cincinnati, 134; Arkansas President's letter to Gen. Steele,
at Columbus, 135; at Steuben ville, 186; at 491; President's letter about Convention,
Pittsburg, 186, 187; at Clevelund, 140; at 492; election and adoption of a Free Stato
Buffalo, 141; at Rochester, 142; at Utica, Constitution, 498, 611.
148; at Albany, 143; at Troy, 145; at Uud. Assassination of Mr. Lincoln, 697; the scenu
aon, 146; at Poughkeepsie, 146; at Peeks. of death, 699, 785; grief throughout the
kill, 147; at Astor House, N. Y., 148; to land, 701; wornings against assassination,
Republican Association, 148; at City Hall, 779; reports, &c., relating to, 758 ; letter
150; at Jersey City, 150; at Newark, 151; from Booth, 793; trial and sentence of con-
at Trenton, 151 ; at Philadelphia, 153; at spirators, 796.
Independence Hall, 134; at Lancaster, 136; | Assault on Mr. Seward, 699.
at Harrisburg, 156; at Washington, 158, 159; Atlanta captured, 544
inaugural, 162; to members of Congress from
Border States, 285; to Chicago committee
on emancipation of slaves, 254; At Wash. Bankstakes Port Hudson, 415; proclama-
ington about McClellan, 824 ; at serenade, tion for an election in Louisiana, 458; Red
September 24, 1862, 342; at Gettysburg, 412; River expedition, 516.
at Wasbington, July 5, 1868, 416; to working. | Battle of Bull Run, 1861, 202; of Williams-
men of New York, 498; at fair in Washing burg, 276; of Seven Pines and Fair Oake,
ton, 501 ; at fair in Baltimore, 501 ; et fair in 285; of Gaines' Mille, 298 ; Malvern Hill,
Philadelphia, 508; to deputation of colored 294; Antietam, 817; Pittsburgh Landing,
persone, 505; to the country, 526; at Wash 827; Fredericksburg, 407; Chancellorsville,
ington, 526; at Washington, 539; in re 408; Gettysborg, 409; Vioksburg, 414; Tul-
sponse to nomination for re-election, 659, lahoma, 419; Chickamsuga, 419; Chattanoo-
560; to Ohio regiments, 606, 607; at Wash go420; Olustee, 514; Sabine Cross-Roade,
ington, 609; upon result of election, 618, 516 ; Fort Pillow, 519; the Wilderness, 524;
614, 615; at Washington, 617, 618, 620; to Spottsylvania, 528; Coal Harbor, 529; Nash-
envoy of Hawaiian Islands, 623; at Wash. ville, 640; Fort Fisher, 642; Richmond, 678.
ington, 643; on adoption of Constitutional Blair, F. P., Jr., reappointment as Major-Gen-
amendments, 646 ; second inaugural, 670 ; | eral, 472.
concerning the rebel conscription of negroes, Blair, F. P., Sen., visit to Richmond, 648.
674; on victory and reconstruction, 684. Booth, J. Wilkes-Q88888lDates the President,
Alabama sunk, 535.

696; death of, 718, 788; letter of, 798.
Anecdotes and reminiscences of President Border States-reply of the members to Presi-

Lincoln, 725; his sadness, 726–728; his fa I dent's address, 236; Hon. Mr. Maynard's
vorite poem, 728–780; bis religlous expe- reply, 288.
rience, 180-735; his sympathy, 735–743 ; bis Brazil, relations with, 622.
humor, shrewdness, and sentiment, 748-759; | Buchopan-ufficial action on Secession, 111;

the Emancipation Proclamation, 759-766 last message, 117; dissolution of his Cabinet,
Appendix-letters on bundry occasions, 767; L 117; message on Seceselon, 115.

the President and General McClellan, 772; Burnoide, Gen.-succeeds McClellan in Army
warnings against assassination, 779; reports, of Potomac, 323; battle of Fredericksburg,
dispatches, and proclamations relating to the 407; arrests Vallandigham, 384; relieved
assassination, 788; important letter from J. from command, 407; deleuce of Knoxville,
Wilkes Booth, 793; trial of conspirators, 796, 1 420.

Butler, Gen.-selges City Point 627 ; expedi- 1 States not entitled to representation in eleo-

tion to Fort Fisher, 640; removal from com toral college, 644, 664; passage of constita-
mand, 642.

tiupal amendment probibiting slavery, 615;
establishes Freedmen's Burean, 645; declara-

tion in regard to rebel debt, 665; authorizes
Cabinet dissolution of Buchanan's, 117; or. a loan of $600,000,000, 666.

ganization of Lincoln's, 170; resignation of Constitution-amendment forbidding interfer-
Secretary Cameron, 248.

ence with slavery, 121; amendment abolish
Cameron-resignation of, as Secretary of War, ing slavery, 469.

243; President's message concerning, 248. Correspondence in regard to peace, 571.
Chambersburg burned, 611.

Crittenden Compromise, 119; resolution de-
Charleston, evacuation of, 668.

claring the objects of War, 200.
Chase, S. P., appointed Chief Justice, 624. Curtis, Gen.-appointed to command in Mis-
Christian Commission, letter from President souri, 428; his removal, 428.

to, 500,
City Point occupied by Gen. Butler, 527.
Colfax, elected Speaker of House of Repre- Dayton, Mr., interviews, &c., with French Mip-
sentatives, 145.

ister in regard to Mexico, 464.
Colonization-President's views on, 229; Presi- | Democratic Party—its position at time of elec-

deut's interview with colored men on, 305; 1 tion, 1860, 108; defent in 1863, 443; position
attempts to colonize Now Grenada, 508; 1 in 1864, 591 ; nominates McClellan, 598.
colouy to Ile à Vache, 508.

Douglas-on Missouri Compromiso, 43; speech
Commissioners from rebels, 170.

at Springfield, 44, 46; on Lecompton Bill, 50 ;
Counpromise-Crittenden's, 119; special com elected senator, 76.
mittee of Congress on, 120; report of resolu. Dred Scott decision, 47, 49, 64.
tions by conimittec, 121; adoption of the
resolutions, 122.
Confederacy-organization of the Rebol Gov. Election of President, 1861, 107; State elections
ernment, 112; objects of the Confederacy of 1862, State olections of 1863, 463 ; election
stated by Mr. Stephens, 115.

of President, 1864, 612, 664
Conference at Hampton Roads, 613; rebel re- Emancipation-President's reply to Chicago

port of, 631; correspondence in relation committee on, 254; Proclamation of Septem
thereto, 653; remarks on, 661.

ber, 1862, 257; incidents connected with, 759 ;
Confiscation Bill, 200; debate in Congress on, Proclamation of January, 1863, 260; in Mis-

201, 20; its provisions, 243 ; supplementary souri, 511; amendment of Constitution, 645.

resolution, 244; messago approving, 245. | England-instructions to our Minister at out-
Congress - appoints committee on Compro break of the rebellion, 182; protest against
mise, 120; adoption of Compromise resolu | her recognition of the rebels as belligerents,
tion, 121; action on amendment of Constitu | 183; the Trent affair, 209; privateers, 833 ;
tion, 122; action on Crittenden resolution stoppage of rebel rams, 462.
and Peace Conferenco, 128; meeting in extra | Everett, Edward, death of, 642.
session, July 4, 1961, 186; adoption of reso.
lution on the objects of the war, 200; bills on
confiscation - employment of slaves, 200; | Fac simile of letter, 589.
meeting in December, 1861, 212; resolution Farragut, Com. enters Mobile barbor, 548
op slavery, 231; effect of Bull Run defent on Florida, expedition of General Gillmore, 813;
legislative nction of, 226; abolishes slavory
in Territories, 229; abolisbes slavery in Dis. Forged proclamation, 566.
trict of Colombia 229; approves compen. Fort Fisher captured, 610.
Bated emancipation, 231; debate on Confisca- Fort Pillow, capture of, 519.
tion Bill, 240; the Currency Bill, 239; meet France-offer of mediation, 835; reply of Mr,
ing, December, 1862, 844; debate on arbitrary Soward, 835; our relations with, 463.
arrests, 861; authorizes letters of marque, Freedmen-proposition to colonize, 604; un-
871 ; admission of unembers from Louisiana, successful efforts to plant colonies in New
870; mecting, December, 1863, 445; action in Grenada and Ile à Vache, 508; enlistment of,
reference to French in Mexico, 467; debates into the army, 810; at Presillential reccp-
of, 1663, 469; action on slavery, 469; repeals tion, 637; bureau established for, 665.
Fugitive Slave Law, 470; action in regard to Fremont appointed to Department of the
senators and representatives from Arkansas, West, order of emancipation, 207; President's
498; adoption of bill for reconstruction of revocation of order, 208; removal from com-
States, 494; mecting, December, 1864, 620; mind of Western Department, 424; agree-
action upon Reciprocity Trenty 614; rebell ment with Price, 424 ; popular demonstra.

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