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ying 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 appears I was not forgotten, for after his election to the Presidency, while on his Journey to Washington, the train stopped at Westfield, Chautauqua County, at which place I then resided. Mr. Lincoln said, I have a correspondent in this place, a little girl whose name is Grace Bedell, and I would like to see her. I was conveyed to him; he stepped from the cars, extending his hand and saying, You see I have let these whiskers grow for you, Grace, kissed me, shook me cordially by the hand, and was gone. I was frequently afterward assured of his remembrance.--Grace G. Bedell, Ms. letter, Dec. 14, 1866. Mr. Lincoln usually gratified