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Randal:
Our special guest will be a descendant of one of the guards of the assassins, who will give a talk on the event and display an array of memorabilia from the era.
On July 7th 1865, 147 years ago, at 1:26 P.M., four of the conspirators were hanged at the Arsenal Penitentiary in Washington D.C. for their parts in the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Included was Mary E. Surratt, the first woman to be hanged by the federal government of the United States.
During their incarceration, the conspirators were kept in separate
cells and forced to wear hoods, ankle chains and a unique set
of wrist restraints called Lilly Irons. When worn, Lilly Irons kept
the prisoner’s hands apart by about 10” so as to limit
independent use of their hands.
Our special guest will be a descendant of one of the guards of the assassins, who will give a talk on the event and display an array of memorabilia from the era.
On July 7th 1865, 147 years ago, at 1:26 P.M., four of the conspirators were hanged at the Arsenal Penitentiary in Washington D.C. for their parts in the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Included was Mary E. Surratt, the first woman to be hanged by the federal government of the United States.
During their incarceration, the conspirators were kept in separate
cells and forced to wear hoods, ankle chains and a unique set
of wrist restraints called Lilly Irons. When worn, Lilly Irons kept
the prisoner’s hands apart by about 10” so as to limit
independent use of their hands.

He bought the Lilly irons from me! Thanks Ed!

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Steven G. Miller:
wish I could be there, Ed. it sounds great!!

Randal:
Just got this from Ed!

Randal,
 
To avoid any confusion, I'll be in the home town of George E. Dixon, Pound Ridge NY, on Sat. July 7th. I'll be giving away "The conspirator" DVD to four lucky winners on the day they were hanged, they weren't so lucky.
 
Ed

Here it is!

PRESS RELEASE
The Pound Ridge
Historical Society
P.O. Box 51
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
914•764•4333
www.PRHSMuseum.org
PRESS RELEASE: On Saturday, July 7th, the Pound Ridge Historical Society
Commemorates an Historic Event. Come experience history hands-on and even
win a chance to own a DVD copy of the critically acclaimed movie, The
Conspirator.
On July 7th 1865, 147 years ago, at 1:26 P.M., four of the conspirators were hanged at
the Arsenal Penitentiary in Washington D.C. for their parts in the plot to assassinate
President Abraham Lincoln. Included was Mary E. Surratt, the first women to be
hanged by the federal government of the United States.
During their incarceration, the conspirators were kept in separate cells, and forced to
wear hoods, ankle chains and a unique set of wrist restraints called Lilly Irons. When
worn, Lilly Irons kept the prisoner’s hands apart by about 10” so as to limit independent
use of their hands.
Come to the Pound Ridge Historical Society Museum on Saturday, July 7th at 1:00
P.M. and be there to commemorate that historic moment. See a replica of the dreaded
Lilly-Irons first hand and try them on if you dare. Also on display will be the diary of
Sergeant George E. Dixon, from Pound Ridge, who was a witness to the events at the
penitentiary. In his diary, Dixon documented the names of the guards assigned to the
prisoners’ cells on the day of the executions as well as name the four soldiers who
sprung the traps of the scaffold on that historic day.
This is the first known document found to list all the names of the guards and there
assignments on that day, documented in the handwriting of the man who was actually
there and who participated in this historic event.
This is one day only...you won't want to miss it! Four lucky visitors will win a DVD copy
of the critically acclaimed movie, The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford.
On July 7th, the Museum will open at 1:00 P.M. for this event. Thereafter, doors are
open weekends from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. through December 2nd. Admission is free.
Donations are always gratefully accepted. The Museum is located at 255 Westchester
Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576. Tel: (914) 764-4333

Joe Gleason:
Nice fabrication work on those Lilly irons, Randal. They look real !        ....... I'd love to see the look on the face of a modern day criminal if a policeman clamped this thing on their wrist.  :o

Let's send a pair to Wesley!  ;D

Randal:
ALL,
Go here:

http://www.thehour.com/news/norwalk/learn-about-the-conspirators-who-plotted-to-kill-lincoln-at/article_c9c45f00-efdc-5489-a77c-4b5acacb4045.html

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