5x06 Beautiful Dreamer
First Aired: Oct. 25, 1998 on CBS
Summary: Tess, posing as a schoolteacher, tries to help a child who wants to become a hit man by telling him the story of Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth.
John Wilkes Booth: You have avenged nothing. You have achieved nothing, except for the wrath of God. And even now God offers you a choice. You can choose - forgiveness, and peace. Or separation from Him, forever.
Mary Todd Lincoln: The only man who uses his hat as a writin' desk.
John Wilkes Booth: A hundred years from now when the schoolchildren are reading about the heroes of the South, right next to Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee will be the names John Wilkes Booth and David Harold!
- Goof (anachronisms): When Booth and the men in the bar are singing Beautiful Dreamer, they are accompanied by a banjo played in the three finger or "Scruggs" style. This is extremely unlikely, as that style was not popularized until the mid-1940s. It's much more likely it would have been played in a plectrum, or strumming style.