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Mary Todd Lincoln's faux pas (plural), worse, and much worse
07-04-2014, 01:31 PM
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RE: Mary Todd Lincoln's faux pas (plural), worse, and much worse
(07-03-2014 07:05 PM)Eva Elisabeth Wrote:  Why compared to 1865 was taking note of " unpleasant displays of a lack of discretion" that unavoidable in 1867 so that the "respect for the memory of one of the best loved and most worthy of the sons of the republic" could be neglected then?

Don't you consider it odd that not any 1865 account exits of such an - as I understand you think - obvious, inexcusable public faux-pas? And what would you say if a court judged someone guilty of a deed only upon the deed's mentioning in a newspaper article two years later - without any witness' name or sources?

Maybe the people who came to hear Lincoln's speech that night should have just asked the President to speak much louder, instead of disrupting the First Lady's party?

Or, are you suggesting that the 1867 newspaper report was based upon a complete fiction? What were some of the Twitter posts made by members of the audience that night in 1865?

This reminds me of Lewis Gannett's argument: How could there have been an engagement to marry between Ann Rutledge and Abraham Lincoln if there are no specific witness accounts of individual courtship occurrences?

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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RE: Mary Todd Lincoln's faux pas - Gene C - 06-12-2014, 10:32 AM
RE: Mary Todd Lincoln's faux pas (plural), worse, and much worse - David Lockmiller - 07-04-2014 01:31 PM

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