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08-13-2021, 06:17 AM
Post: #436
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Great guess Roger, but that's not correct.

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--Ida M. Tarbell

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08-13-2021, 06:54 AM
Post: #437
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
The Wilma Frances Minor letters ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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08-13-2021, 11:58 AM
Post: #438
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Another good guess, Gene, but that isn't it.

First clue. Tarbell said this in 1907.

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08-13-2021, 12:22 PM
Post: #439
RE: Tough Tarbell Trivia
Rob, can you say if the response you are asking about took place during Lincoln's Illinois' years?
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08-13-2021, 01:10 PM
Post: #440
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Roger,

It took place during the presidential years.

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--Ida M. Tarbell

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08-13-2021, 02:36 PM
Post: #441
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Wild guess...the fact that Lincoln was actually quite seriously ill after the Gettysburg Address...much more so than the public knew.
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08-13-2021, 02:41 PM
Post: #442
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Sorry Roger, but that's not it.

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Rob

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

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08-13-2021, 05:56 PM
Post: #443
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The incident with Gen. McLennan when Lincoln called at the McLennan home but the General chose not to see him?

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08-13-2021, 06:43 PM
Post: #444
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Good try Mike, but that's not it.

Next clue: What Tarbell thought had happened actually hadn't. She was reacting to something else that someone said.

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Rob

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08-13-2021, 10:30 PM
Post: #445
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Does it relate to Mary Lincoln?

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08-14-2021, 04:05 AM
Post: #446
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That Lincoln did not appear in person before The Committee on the Conduct of the War in order to defend Mary's loyalty to the Union?
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08-14-2021, 06:00 AM
Post: #447
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Mike, it doesn't have anything to do with Mary.

Sorry Roger, it isn't that.

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08-14-2021, 06:46 AM
Post: #448
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Did it relate to how Jefferson Davis was to be treated after the war?

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08-14-2021, 07:22 PM
Post: #449
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Sorry Mike, but no.

Next clue. Tarbell said she was familiar with the main part of this story, but not the part that she was asked to comment on.

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Rob

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08-15-2021, 03:58 AM
Post: #450
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The idea that Lincoln may have supported colonization later in his Presidency than commonly thought?
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