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JS Banning
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« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2010, 07:46:20 AM »

According to a letter written by Clay Ford,
what did Booth do and say when he reached
the ticket booth in Ford's Theater the night of the assassination?
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« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2010, 08:00:08 AM »

Was it, "we are all slaves now" or something like that?
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JS Banning
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« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2010, 08:34:28 AM »

No, Randal that's not it.
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2010, 11:55:59 AM »

Regarding Mr. Banning's question - this is a guess as I do not have the text of Ford's letter.

Booth placed a partially smoked cigar on the shelf inside the box office, and said to Harry Clay Ford, "Who e'er this cigar dares displace must meet Wilkes Booth face to face."
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JS Banning
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« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2010, 12:43:55 PM »

Excellent Mr. Norton. Do you know the next line in the play that Booth was paraphrasing?
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2010, 12:52:06 PM »

"Thus do I challenge all the human race."
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JS Banning
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« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2010, 12:56:04 PM »

Right again. By the way is your avatar a picture of the last surviving witness to the assassination?
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2010, 01:24:31 PM »

Yes, that is Samuel J. Seymour as he appeared on the TV quiz show "I've Got a Secret" not long before his passing at age 96 in 1956.  Here's another picture of the gentleman:

Samuel James Seymour
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« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2010, 03:43:45 PM »

Here is Mr. Seymour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_iq5yzJ-Dk&feature=related
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Dave Taylor
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« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2010, 07:41:05 PM »

I've watched that clip countless times, and I still find it to be amazing everytime.  Is a copy of the article they mention online anywhere?
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« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2010, 12:46:51 PM »

Laurie- You say in this post davey stayed there the night of MARCH 17th but in your article on your family's house you say APRIL 13th, did he stay more than once?

Mr. Norton- Is there anyway I could obtain a copy of the Huntt house that you posted?
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2010, 01:59:07 PM »

Lindsey, the picture I posted was scanned from Oldroyd's book from 1901.  If you right click on the picture you can save it to your hard drive that way.  If you prefer, I can send it to you via file attachment in an e-mail.  My address is RJNorton@att.net
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Roger Norton
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« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2010, 02:08:40 PM »

Whose house was this?

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« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2010, 02:45:53 PM »

T.B. today
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« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2010, 05:22:33 PM »

Another question:

Who was Joseph Hanslett?
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"But hark! The doorbell rings and Mr.J.W. Booth is announced. And listen to the scamperings. Such brushing and fixing."-letter of John Surratt, observing sister Anna
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