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October 21st, 1866 AD (search for this): chapter 7
of Miss Rutledge's death on Mr. Lincoln's mind. It operated strangely on one of his calm and stoical make-up. As he returned from the visit to the bedside of Miss Rutledge, he stopped at the house of a friend, who relates that his face showed signs of no little mental agony. He was very much distressed, is the language of this friend, and I was not surprised when it was rumored subsequently that his reason was in danger. One of Miss Rutledge's brothers R. B. Rutledge, Ms., letter, Oct. 21, 1866. says: The effect upon Mr. Lincoln's mind was terrible. He became plunged in despair, and many of his friends feared that reason would desert her throne. His extraordinary emotions were regarded as strong evidence of the existence of the tenderest relations between himself and the deceased. The truth is Mr. Lincoln was strangely wrought up over the sad ending of the affair. He had fits of great mental depression, and wandered up and down the river and into the woods woefully abstract
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