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1 The reader will readily discern that the waiters had been carefully drilled by Lincoln in advance for the parts they were to perform in this rather unique piece of backwoods comedy. He also improved the rare opportunity which presented itself of caricaturing “Blue Nose” Crawford, who had exacted of him such an extreme penalty for the damage done to his “Weems' life of Washington.” He is easily identified as “Josiah blowing his bugle.” The latter was also the husband of my informant, Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford.
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