What Mary Surratt's Sentence Should Ve Actually Been

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What Mary Surratt’s Sentence Should’ve Actually Been Mary Surratt should have not been executed, but she should have instead received a prison sentence to life. This is because of her participation in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy and her dishonesty. First of all, she was partially in the conspiracy meaning that she was not one of the original co-conspirators. In Source 2 it says, “It is possible that Mary knew of the kidnapping plot but not the plan to kill Lincoln.” This means Mary was against Lincoln but she didn’t go too far to assassinate Lincoln. In Source 2 it states that Booth asked Mary to tell John Lloyd, the tavern keeper, about supplies used to kill Lincoln and prepare the supplies for nighttime parties. She had accepted

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