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03-01-2021, 02:33 PM (This post was last modified: 03-01-2021 02:34 PM by AussieMick.)
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Gene,
Wikipedia has "They arrived in Argentina in May 1902, and spent five months trying to make it as ranch owners in the Pampas. Rogers and his partner lost all their money, and he later said, “I was ashamed to send home for more.” The two friends separated and Rogers sailed for South Africa. It is often claimed he took a job breaking in horses for the British Army, but the Boer War had ended three months earlier."

The Boer War ended 31 May 1902. So it is feasible that Will Rogers, trying to earn money, was paid to break in horses.

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01-28-2022, 04:57 AM
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No googling please.

What person, whose name has been mentioned several times on this forum, said this about President-elect Lincoln's inaugural train trip?

"The President-elect is making a zigzag progress to Washington, called out to make short speeches at every important point. These speeches thus far have been of the most ordinary kind, destitute of everything, not merely of felicity and grace, but of common pertinence. He is evidently a person of very inferior cast of character, wholly unequal to the crisis."
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01-28-2022, 06:56 AM
Post: #288
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Totally wild guess, but I seem to remember Edward Everett Hale writing something like that in his diary.

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01-28-2022, 09:20 AM
Post: #289
RE: Who Said This?
I'll guess Salmon Chase -
Rob got me thinking, it does sound like something one would write in their diary, rather than make in a public statement

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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01-28-2022, 09:33 AM
Post: #290
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Rob and Gene, your guesses are excellent! However, neither of them is correct.
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01-28-2022, 10:07 AM
Post: #291
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Was this a British reporter?

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01-28-2022, 10:38 AM
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Nope, the correct answer was not a British reporter.
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01-28-2022, 01:07 PM
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Horace Greeley?
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01-28-2022, 01:35 PM
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That is a thoughtful guess, Susan, but it's not him.
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01-28-2022, 02:23 PM
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I should never try to answer a question just after I wake up. I added "Hale" to what should have been Edward Everett.

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01-28-2022, 03:51 PM
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Right on, Rob! I was about to say this after your first answer, but then I saw the "Hale" added to the name. Everett, of course, is the same gentleman who spoke at length prior to Lincoln rising and giving the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.

After he met the President in person on April 7, 1861, Everett wrote, "His manner and appearance were better than I expected to find them, and particularly courteous toward me."

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01-29-2022, 01:47 AM
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(01-28-2022 03:51 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  Right on, Rob! I was about to say this after your first answer, but then I saw the "Hale" added to the name. Everett, of course, is the same gentleman who spoke at length prior to Lincoln rising and giving the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.

After he met the President in person on April 7, 1861, Everett wrote, "His manner and appearance were better than I expected to find them, and particularly courteous toward me."

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Didn't Everett also run for Vice President in 1860?

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01-29-2022, 04:48 AM
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(01-29-2022 01:47 AM)GustD45 Wrote:  Didn't Everett also run for Vice President in 1860?

Good memory, Gust! Quoting Wikipedia: "The 1860 Constitutional Union Convention met in May 1860, nominating John Bell of Tennessee for president and Edward Everett of Massachusetts for vice president."
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04-19-2022, 01:54 PM
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No googling please.

Who said, "I have often said that I thought that the South acted too hastily"

The right answer has been mentioned previously on this forum.
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04-19-2022, 03:15 PM
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Sounds like a southerner trying to sit in the middle of the fence regarding the origins of the conflict. I’ll guess Andrew Johnson.

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