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Junius Brutus Booth letter threatening President Jackson

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Below is a primary source used in the post: Junius Brutus Booth & John Wilkes Booth – Genetically Predisposed to Assassinate?

It is a letter written from Junius Brutus Booth, the father of John Wilkes Booth, to President Andrew Jackson. In it he threatens the president’s life. For more on this, read the article linked above.

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  1. brings into question the sanity of the booth family, father and son . Also throws a shadow on some very well written books on the theories of Lincoln assassination, The father named after the assign of Julius Caesar, writing threats to President Andrew Jackson as far back as 1835 ( the Booth family may have believed it was their destiny to assassinate an American President ) the son was influenced by the thinking of the father ( a question might be did acting the part of Brutus in Shakespeare’s play influence their thinking
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