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The attempt to Fasten the assassination of President Lincoln on President Davis and other innocent parties. By Judge W. W. Cleary. [The following paper was read before the Louisville Branch of the Southern Historical Society and well deserves a place in our records that the future historian may see what methods were employed
e substance of the dispatches, or what did they purport to be?
A.--I had some conversation with Mr. Thompson previously on the subject of a plot to assassinate Mr. Lincoln, * * * and I had been invited to participate in that enterprise.
(This is the alleged conversation fully described above and disproved.)
Q.--By whom had you assent of the rebel authorities.
Q.--Did they speak of the persons that the rebel authorities had consented might be the victims of this plot?
A.--Yes, sir; Mr Lincoln, Mr. Johnson, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of State, and Judge Chase.
Q.--Did they say anything about any of the Generals?