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Bank rejects estate auction of historic Va. home

Monday - 1/23/2012, 8:10am  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Bank of America has rejected the estate auction sale of a Virginia home with ties to the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Cleydael in King George County was sold last October for $141,000. The owner had died without leaving a will.

Bank of America attorney Julie Evasco tells The Free Lance-Star that the bank wants the loan it holds paid off in full. A foreclosure auction is planned Feb. 21.

Built in 1859, Cleydael was the summer home of Dr. Richard Stuart and his family. Stuart refused to aid John Wilkes Booth when Booth arrived on April 23, 1865 seeking medical help. Federal troops captured and killed Booth the next morning.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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