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Who is this person?
10-31-2023, 04:29 PM
Post: #1876
RE: Who is this person?
I was going to support Anita but thought I'd wait.
How about JW Booth?

(though not sure he'd have said "Mr" but the quote may have been cleaned)

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Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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10-31-2023, 05:15 PM
Post: #1877
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Makes sense, Michael, but it wasn't JWB.
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10-31-2023, 05:36 PM
Post: #1878
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Your question used Mr. Lincoln instead of President Lincoln so it could be be Frederick Douglas.
Douglas was known to attack Lincoln's character the Lincoln Douglas debates.
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10-31-2023, 05:43 PM
Post: #1879
RE: Who is this person?
Anita, I think you meant to say Stephen Douglas instead of Frederick Douglass
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10-31-2023, 06:17 PM (This post was last modified: 10-31-2023 06:17 PM by Gene C.)
Post: #1880
RE: Who is this person?
Clement Vallandigham ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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11-01-2023, 04:26 AM
Post: #1881
RE: Who is this person?
Steve is correct, Anita, but you figured it out. Yes, it was Stephen A. Douglas. Douglas said this during the Ottawa debate on August 21, 1858.
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11-01-2023, 01:09 PM
Post: #1882
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OOPs! Yes, I meant Stephen Douglas.
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12-10-2023, 03:55 PM
Post: #1883
RE: Who is this person?
No Googling please.

Lincoln wrote in a letter,
"Without supposing that you and I are any nearer together, politically, than heretofore, allow me to tender you my sincere thanks for your Union resolution, expressive of views upon which we never were, and, I trust, never will be at variance. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN.

1. To whom was this letter written?
2. What was the reason for the "sincere thanks?
3. What was the date?
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12-10-2023, 04:50 PM
Post: #1884
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I'll guess the person was Stephen Douglas.
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12-10-2023, 05:26 PM (This post was last modified: 12-10-2023 06:05 PM by Anita.)
Post: #1885
RE: Who is this person?
Logical guess Roger but it's not Stephen Douglas.

Hint 1: He was a politician.

Hint 2: Knowing the date helps
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12-11-2023, 08:05 AM (This post was last modified: 12-11-2023 10:18 AM by Gene C.)
Post: #1886
RE: Who is this person?
Andrew Johnson ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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12-11-2023, 10:55 AM
Post: #1887
RE: Who is this person?
It's not Andrew Johnson.

This person may not be as well known as others mentioned on this forum so here are more hints.

Hint 3: He was a Congressman from Ohio.

Hint 4: The date is Christmas Eve 1860.
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12-11-2023, 01:00 PM
Post: #1888
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John Sherman - Williams brother ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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12-11-2023, 02:54 PM
Post: #1889
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Good guess but it's not John Sherman.

Hint 5: He was a Democratic member of Congress from Quincy, Il.

Hint 6: He offered a resolution in the House of Representatives Dec. 1860.
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12-12-2023, 11:20 AM (This post was last modified: 12-12-2023 11:23 AM by Anita.)
Post: #1890
RE: Who is this person?
Time to reveal that the person Lincoln was writing is Isaac N. Morris.

The reason for the "sincere thanks" is apparent here.

ALS, owned by Edward C. Stone, Boston, Massachusetts. On December 17, Isaac N. Morris, Democratic member of congress from Quincy, Illinois, had offered a resolution in the House of Representatives, reading in part as follows: `` . . . That we properly estimate the immense value of our national Union to our collective and individual happiness . . . cherish a cordial . . . attachment to it . . . will watch its preservation with jealous anxiety . . . that we have seen nothing in the past, nor . . . present, either in the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency . . . or from any other existing cause, to justify its dissolution; that we regard its perpetuity as of more value than the temporary triumph of any party or any man. . . . '' (Illinois State Journal, December 19, 1860). The resolution passed 115 to 44.
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

https://thelincolnlog.org/Results.aspx?t...1860-12-24
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