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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
10-20-2015, 11:49 AM
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
That sounds interesting, Rob. Thank you for posting and letting us know.

Gene, my best guess (and it is indeed a guess) is that the story of the pet pig (with which Lincoln allegedly taught tricks and played hide and seek) is apocryphal. The story is also carried in Lincoln Talks by Emanuel Hertz; Hertz gives his source as Frederick C. Igelhart's The Speaking Oak. I do not have The Speaking Oak, so I don't know Igelhart's source.

I do know that certain Lincoln experts expressed skepticism when it comes to some of the stories Hertz used in his writings.
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