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Xxxvii. In the year 1855 or ‘56, George B. Lincoln, Esq., of Brooklyn, was travelling through the West in connection wit
e smallest possible scale.
Poor as the prospect seemed, Mr. Lincoln had no alternative but to put up at the place.
The supp .
He has the only one we have to spare.
Well, returned Mr. Lincoln, the gentleman has possession, and perhaps would not lik of the pillows, and said, What is your name?
They call me Lincoln at home, was the reply.
repeated the stranger; Lincoln!
repeated the stranger; any connection of our Illinois Abraham?
No, replied Mr. L., I fear not.
Well, said the old man, I will let any man by the name of Lincoln sleep with me, just for the sake of the name.
You have heard of Abe?
Oh yes, very often, replied Mr. Lincoln. No man could travel far in this State without hearing of him, and I would be very glad to claim connection, i een at twenty-three or twenty-five years of age.
Mr. G. B. Lincoln also told me of an amusing circumstance which took pl
Xliii. One of Mr. Lincoln's biographers, speaking of the relations which existed between the President and his Cabinet, says:-- He always maintained that th
the report had left Washington before the incendiary passage was observed by Mr. Lincoln.
The New York Tribune published it as originally written.
Late in the even of copies of the report had been already ordered from the printing-office.
Mr. Lincoln glanced over the copy placed in his hands, and his eye rested upon the passa e papers, to which the President attentively listened.
When I had finished, Mr. Lincoln said, in substance, General, I have never found fault with you nor censured stration could not of course take place without the irrepressible story from Mr. Lincoln.
Shortly after this event some gentlemen called upon the President, and exp interests of the country required an entire reconstruction of the Cabinet.
Mr. Lincoln heard them through, and then shaking his head dubiously, replied, with his p