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The Daily Dispatch: September 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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high authority. A highly respectable old lady of this county, Mrs. Patsey Gates, soon after Lincoln's election, said to a friend: "Well, who'd a thought that Abraham Enlow would ever get to be President !" "Who is Abraham Enlow ? " inquired her friend. "Lord ! don't you know ?" replied honest Mrs. Patsey Gates; "it is Abe LincolnAbraham Enlow ? " inquired her friend. "Lord ! don't you know ?" replied honest Mrs. Patsey Gates; "it is Abe Lincoln, to be sure." "How can that be?" asked her friend. "Why, I'll tell you," replied the good old lady. "Many years ago we all knew a boy named Abraham Enlow. He was a sharp, wiry chap, always up to mean tricks. He stole a saddle one day from Jim Craycroft. Next Sabbath Jim met Abe at Church; it was a log cabin church, in those dayAbraham Enlow. He was a sharp, wiry chap, always up to mean tricks. He stole a saddle one day from Jim Craycroft. Next Sabbath Jim met Abe at Church; it was a log cabin church, in those days, near Cedar Creek, and Jim Craycroft knew the saddle, cause he made it, and was a saddler. Jim talked of having him up for its, and so Abe ran off, and went to Illinois, where he changed his name to Lincoln; but there are fifty men now living who know Abe Lincoln to be the same Abe Enlow who stole Jim Craycroft's saddle. There