In Washington, President Andrew Johnson approves the sentences passed down to the Lincoln conspirators

The nine officers of the Commission to try the accused Lincoln murder plotters, having heard five weeks of testimony, had begun their deliberations on June 29, 1865. President Johnson approved the sentences they decided on this day. The accused were told of their fate the next day, with four defendants condemned to death and the other four sentenced to long prison terms. The death sentences were carried out the day after that.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
Clara E. Laughlin, The Death of Lincoln: The Story of Booth's Plot, His Deed and the Penalty (New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1909), 190-191. 
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