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September 29, 2007

Lincoln’s beard

Lincoln_beard It was the fall of 1860. Abraham Lincoln was the Republican nominee for president of the United States. Election Day was less than a month away. Mr. Lincoln, a lifelong beardless man, received a letter written by Grace Bedell, an 11 year old girl from Westfield, New York. Written October 15th, 1860, the letter urged him to grow a beard

The New York Times on April 15, 1865: President Lincoln Shot by an Assassin.; The Deed Done at Ford's Theatre Last Night. THE ACT OF A DESPERATE REBEL The President Still Alive at Last Accounts. No Hopes Entertained of His Recovery. Attempted Assassination of Secretary Seward. DETAILS OF THE DREADFUL TRAGEDY. (PDF)

Mrs. Abraham Lincoln by Mathew Brady

"When Abe Lincoln was your age, he was studying books by the light of the fireplace..."

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site was the 1840s home of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln. Lincoln was a lawyer living in Springfield by the time his parents lived here, but he did visit them periodically. (From the extensive Abraham Lincoln Online. Thank you, BW)

(Beard above from Random World Of Norris)

A Huge Depository of Unusual Links About Abraham Lincoln and About Richard Nixon Here

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