June 6, 1865 - Testimony of Dr. Charles Allen about Dr. Samuel Mudd
DR. CHARLES ALLEN, a witness for the accused, Samuel A. Mudd, being duly sworn, testified as follows:
By MR. EWING:
Q. Are you acquainted with the prisoner, Samuel A. Mudd?
A. I am.
Q. State whether he has been at your house within the past two or three months, and, if so, on what day or night.
A. He was in my office on the evening of the 23d of March, I think it was.
Q. Who was in company with him?
A. He came in with H. A. Clark and Mr. Gardiner.
Q. What is Mr. Gardiner’s first name?
A. I do not know. It was the first time I had ever seen Mr. Gardiner: I was introduced to him on that evening.
Q. Is it the Mr. Gardiner who has been a witness here?
A. I do not know: I was not here.
Q. Where does Mr. Gardiner live?
A. I understood that he lived in the same section of country that Dr. Mudd lived in.
Q. What time did they come to your house?
A. Somewhere near eight o’clock in the evening.
Q. How long did they stay?
A. They staid until twelve or one o’clock.
Q. At night?
A. At night.
Q. Who were of the party?
A. There were several persons in there when they came,—Mr. Emerson: I think Mr. Veighmyer was either there then, or came in afterwards: Dr. Morgan also came in afterwards; he came in later. Mr. Clark then came in with Dr. Mudd and Mr. Gardiner, whom he introduced to the parties then in the room.
Q. Did they leave your house between that and twelve o’clock?
A. They left somewhere after twelve, I suppose.
Q. How do you fix it as the twenty-third day of March?
A. I was thinking over the matter, and at first could not fix it; but I remembered, that, on that day, there was a gale or tornado swept over the city, unroofing one or two houses, and killing a negro man on Seventh Street; and that circumstance was spoken of that evening, and I know it was remarked upon by two or three of us; and thinking over the matter, and remembering that, I went to look at the journals,—the “Star” and “Intelligencer,”—and from these papers I found that the tornado took place on that day. Then I supposed that was the time.
Q. Had you seen Dr. Mudd in the city before?
A. I had seen him once before that time.
A. I was introduced to him prior to that by Mr. Clark.
Q. At what date?
A. I think it was some time in the early part of 1864.
Q. Have you seen him since?
A. I have not seen him since that time. I think those are the only two occasions I have ever seen Dr. Mudd.
Cross-examined by ASSISTANT JUDGE ADVOCATE BINGHAM:
Q. Your house, at which he stopped on the evening of March 23, is in Washington City, is it not?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. And he staid there until midnight?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. And thereupon he left?
A. Yes, sir.