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04-19-2022, 04:33 PM
Post: #301
RE: Who Said This?
Good guess, Joe, but it was not Johnson.
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04-20-2022, 07:06 AM
Post: #302
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Hint #1: The year the person said this was 1865.
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04-20-2022, 07:09 AM
Post: #303
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Robert E. Lee ?

“The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that” Robert Burns
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04-20-2022, 07:34 AM
Post: #304
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That is also a good guess, Michael. But it wasn't Lee.
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04-20-2022, 07:54 AM
Post: #305
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Roger’s got some traction with this one…..

"There are few subjects that ignite more casual, uninformed bigotry and condescension from elites in this nation more than Dixie - Jonah Goldberg"
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04-20-2022, 11:13 AM
Post: #306
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Seward

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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04-20-2022, 12:43 PM
Post: #307
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David, good try, but Seward is incorrect.
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04-20-2022, 01:13 PM
Post: #308
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Just throwing something against the wall to see if it sticks. Charles Sumner?

"There are few subjects that ignite more casual, uninformed bigotry and condescension from elites in this nation more than Dixie - Jonah Goldberg"
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04-20-2022, 02:13 PM
Post: #309
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Nope, not Sumner, Joe. Maybe this clue will help:

Hint #1.5: The correct answer is female.
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04-20-2022, 02:36 PM
Post: #310
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(01-28-2022 05:57 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  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."

Horace Greeley
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04-20-2022, 02:55 PM
Post: #311
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Clarence, that is an old question that has been previously answered.

https://rogerjnorton.com/LincolnDiscussi...2#pid84804

The current question is here:

https://rogerjnorton.com/LincolnDiscussi...2#pid85275
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04-20-2022, 04:10 PM
Post: #312
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Hint #2: This question could also fit in another of the trivia categories.
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04-20-2022, 04:55 PM
Post: #313
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Mary Surratt ?

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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04-20-2022, 06:04 PM
Post: #314
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Excellent, Gene! Yes, it was Mary Surratt.

Mary was questioned on April 17, 1865, and this was a very small part of her statement:

Q. "What are your political sentiments?"

A. "I don't pretend to express my feelings at all; I have often said that I thought the South acted too hastily; that is about the amount of my feelings, and I say so again."
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