“Lincoln Put These Humble People At Their Easy”

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The time for Lincoln’s departure Washington drew near. During the first week in February he slipped quietly away from Springfield for a farewell visit with his stepmother in Coles County. Ten miles from the railroad station he travelled by horse and buggy to exchange greetings with old friends,to recall old times,and to take into his arms the woman who had filled the place of his dead mother in his life.About to assume the highest office in the land, Lincoln put these humble people at their easy by his modesty and friendliness.

Abraham Lincoln: A Biography By Benjamin P. Thomas, Michael Burlingame,Thomas-238-229-2

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