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Abraham Lincoln, former slaves & Civil Rights
02-14-2022, 09:26 AM
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RE: Abraham Lincoln, former slaves & Civil Rights
(02-14-2022 07:43 AM)Steve Wrote:  Here's a link to the full text of Edward M. Thomas's letter:

I enjoyed reading the letter to Miss Alice Carroll that President Lincoln wrote to her on August 19, 1862 (close to the same time as Edward Thomas's letter to Lincoln). It seems that both wanted to receive government compensation for their work and efforts in support of President Lincoln's policies.)

But President Lincoln knew that paid endorsements of government policies for the good of the nation are not very valuable, as the purpose for such payments becomes highly suspect.

The letter to Miss Carroll reads as follows:

Executive Mansion
August 19, 1862

Dear Miss Carroll

Like everything else that comes from you I have read the address to Maryland with a great deal of pleasure and interest.

It is just what is needed now and you were the one to do it.

Yours very truly
A. Lincoln

President Lincoln did not even mention a 14 page letter that she had written to him demanding $50,000 for the work she had already done to rouse public support for his government policies.

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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