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Gettysburg Address ... easy question? maybe
12-26-2017, 02:39 PM
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RE: Gettysburg Address ... easy question? maybe
(12-20-2017 03:07 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  
(12-19-2017 09:32 PM)STS Lincolnite Wrote:  He tended to use lots of commas

Scott, IMO, Mary would have given him a run for his money:

"...that, that miserable inebriate Johnson, had cognizance of my husband's death - Why, was that card of Booth's, found in his box, some acquaintance certainly existed - I have been deeply impressed, with the harrowing thought, that he, had an understanding with the conspirators & they knew their man... As sure, as you & I live, Johnson, had some hand, in all this..."

Mary Lincoln to her friend, Sally Orne, in a letter dated March 15, 1866

(Thanks for mentioning William Gibson Harris. He is also known to historians for identifying Nicholas H. Shepherd as the photographer who took the earliest daguerreotypes of Mary and Abraham.)

Wow! That is a lot of commas! Maybe it is a family thing.

By the way I will e-mail Roger pdf copies of the William Gibson Harris articles to post here in case anyone is interested.
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