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of the President-elect. Before Mr. Lincoln's election in 1860 I, then a child of eleven years, was presented with his lithograph. Admiring him with my whole heart, I thought still his appearance would be much improved should he cultivate his whiskers. Childish thoughts must have utterance. So I proposed the idea to him, expressing as well as I was able the esteem in which he was held among honest men. A few days after I received this kind and friendly letter: Springfield, Ill., October 19, 1860. Miss grace Bedell. My Dear little Miss:--Your very agreeable letter of the 15th is received. I regret the necessity of saying I have no daughter. I have three sons--one seventeen, one nine, and one seven. They with their mother constitute my whole family. As to the whiskers, I have never worn any do you not think that people would call it a piece of silly affectation were I to begin wearing them now? I am your true friend and sincere well-wisher, A. Lincoln. It ap