avantblargh:

my favorite lunch spot with a gentlewoman

avantblargh:

my favorite lunch spot with a gentlewoman

MY DEAR LITTLE MISS:—

Your very agreeable letter of the 15th is received. I regret the necessity of saying 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, as 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.

Abraham Lincoln replying to a letter from 9-year-old Grace Bedell of Ripley, NY, suggesting he grow a beard
eoporto:

Lincoln CANNOT catch a break.

eoporto:

Lincoln CANNOT catch a break.

The Face of Lincoln, 1954

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