14 Little-known Ways Abraham Lincoln Was A Hustler

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  1. Nancy Hart

    Nancy Hart Very Well-Known Member
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    I like this one, from that link, best:

    "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met,” said Lincoln of a political foe.
     
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    Here's my favorite:

    "On one occasion, Douglas attempted to buffalo Lincoln by making allusions to his lowly start in life. He told a gathering that the first time he met Lincoln, it had been across the counter of a general store in which Lincoln was serving. “And an excellent bartender he was too,” Douglas concluded."

    "When the laughter died away, Lincoln got up and quietly riposted, “What Mr. Douglas has said, gentlemen, is true enough: I did keep a general store and sold cotton and candles and cigars and sometimes whiskey, but I particularly remember that Mr. Douglas was one of my best customers. "

    "Many a time I stood on one side of the counter and sold whiskey to Mr. Douglas on the other side. But now there’s a difference between us: I have left my side of the counter, but he sticks to his as tenaciously as ever!”
     
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    I haven't heard the expression, to buffalo (someone), for a long, long time.
     
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    Lincoln’s Last Meal
    SARAH PRUITT
    That Fateful Night

    "In her book “Team of Rivals,” Doris Kearns Goodwin relates that on the evening of April 14, 1865—Good Friday—Abraham Lincoln sat with several friends, including Governor Richard Oglesby of Illinois. The president was reading aloud to them from “some humorous book,” as Oglesby later recalled. “They got to calling him to dinner. He promised each time to go, but would continue reading the book. Finally, he got a sort of peremptory order that he must come to dinner at once.”

    "Dinner that night lasted from around 7:00 to 7:30 p.m., according to the chronology presented by Edward Steers in “Blood on the Moon,” his book on the Lincoln assassination.

    What was on the menu? Andrew Caldwell, author of “Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals,” suggests mock turtle soup, roast Virginia fowl with chestnut stuffing, baked yams and cauliflower with cheese sauce as the doomed president’s last meal.


    While these might have been dishes typical to Lincoln’s time, Caldwell doesn’t cite his source for this last supper, so it’s difficult to confirm its historical accuracy."
     
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    Speaking of "Blinkin' Lincoln", here is a conversation between Blinkin and Achoo ( Robin Hood: Men in Tights )



    Sorry, I couldn't resist. [​IMG]
     
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    Three Versions of Lincoln's Farewell Address

    "One of Abraham Lincoln's most beloved short speeches (was) the extemporaneous Farewell Address ... given on February 11, 1861, the day he left his hometown for Washington. The scene was the Springfield, Illinois Great Western railroad depot, now a restored private office with a public exhibit area. The three most reliable texts from that day are found in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Roy P. Basler et al."

    Library of Congress manuscript handwritten by Lincoln, and then finished by his secretary John Nicolay (Version A in the link)

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    Thanks for the link, @Nancy Hart I believe version C rings true, and reads like Lincoln!
     
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    One day too late... Seems like I can remember we got off school in Ohio on Lincoln's birthday, in the 1950's, but not sure. :confused:

     
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