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Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions
08-10-2015, 05:13 PM (This post was last modified: 08-11-2015 10:43 AM by Anita.)
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RE: Mary Lincoln Extra Credit Questions
Here's what I was looking for. In January of 1866 Mary found out Johnson had been given a significant sum from Congress to refurbish the White House. She was furious. Mary believed that the money should have been hers since she hadn't been adequately compensated for the loss of Lincoln.

Hi Toia! Thanks for the post about Johnson upsetting Mary by visiting Lincoln's grave. I read up on Johnson's visit to Springfield which took place during his "Swing Around the Circle" speaking tour. Johnson left the capitol on Aug. 28, 1866. Among those in the Presidential party were Admiral David Farragut, George Armstrong Custer, Sec. Seward and U. S. Grant. This tour was a total disaster and worth reading about on it's own. Mary wasn't the only one he upset. "On several occasions, it also appeared that the President had had too much to drink, nearly stumbling from the platform. In the end, the campaign was a disaster for Johnson. One observer later said that the President lost one million Northern voters as a result of his tour."
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