Seward was almost killed the same night as Lincoln. This episode is not explicit. Voiced by Michael Crowley and Kari Aguila of “Broken, Alaska” and written by Kari Aguila. www.brokenalaskapodcast.com TRANSCRIPT Three-Fer Assasination. You’ve all heard about how Secretary of State Seward bought Alaska in 1867 and was laughed at for the rest of his life, but it should also be remembered that he was a close friend of President Abraham Lincoln, and was nearly assassinated the same night as Lincoln. On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth loaded his gun and headed to the Ford’s Theater, George Atzerodt chickened out before trying to kill Vice President Johnson, and Lewis Powell walked into Secretary Seward’s bedroom and slashed him to ribbons with a knife. He survived, but it was planned to be a three-fer assassination! Living here in Broken, Alaska, we know there are many sides to every person, even Secretary Seward. Maybe even you. This episode of Listen, Rinse, Repeat was voiced by Michael Crowley and Kari Aguila of “Broken, Alaska” and written by Kari Aguila.
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