June 9, 1865 - Testimony of John Waters about Dr. Samuel Mudd
JOHN WATERS, a witness called for the accused, Samuel A Mudd, being duly sworn, testified as follows:
By MR. EWING:
Q. State where you live.
A. In Charles County, Md.
Q. What has been your position with reference to the Government during the war?
A. I have been loyal, I believe.
Q. A supporter of the Government in the prosecution of the war?
A. I think so.
Q. Are you acquainted with Daniel J. Thomas, who has been one of the witnesses for the prosecution?
A. I am.
Q. How long have you known him?
A. I have known him from a boy.
Q. Do you know what his general reputation has been, in the community in which he lives, for veracity?
A. It has not been very good.
Q. What have the people generally thought of him on that subject?
A. About the same as I have stated, as far as I know.
Q. That he was a truthful, or untruthful man?
A. I do not know much about that.
Q. Do you know what the people generally think of him there as a truthful or untruthful man?
A. I think they generally think that he is not very truthful.
Q. Are you acquainted with the prisoner Dr. Samuel A. Mudd?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Do you know what his reputation is and has been, in the community in which he lives, as a citizen?
A. It has been good, I believe.
Q. Do you know whether Mr. Thomas had information before the arrest of Dr. Mudd, of the reward offered for the arrest of the assassins and their accomplices?
A. I think I saw him with an advertisement something to that effect.
A. The Tuesday after the assassination of the President, as well as I recollect.
Q. You saw him with an advertisement offering a reward for the assassins and their accomplices?
A. I think so.
Q. Where was that?
A. At Mount Pleasant.
Q. In what shape was the advertisement? What was it in?
A. In a paper.
Q. A handbill, or a newspaper?
A. A handbill.