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Little girl admonishes Lincoln to let his whiskers grow...

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February 17, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 17, 1861 

* President-elect Abraham Lincoln
* Grace Bedell encourages him to grow a beard

Page 5 has the actual reporting of the famous story of the little girl who told Abraham Lincoln he should grow his whiskers, which he did. Unusual to find this in a period newspaper.
The text with this report is seen in the photos, reading: "...Mr. Lincoln took occasion to state that during the campaign he had received a letter from a young girl of this place, in which he was kindly admonished to do certain things, and among others to let his whiskers grow, and that, as he had acted upon that piece of advice, he would now be glad to welcome his fair correspondent, if she was among the crowd...a lassie made her way through the crowd, was helped on the platform and kissed by the President...".
This is part of a report headed: "Mr. Lincoln's Progress--Incidents and Casualties of the Trip from Cleveland to Buffalo--Greeley Bobbing Around--Old Abe Kissed by a Pretty Girl..." and more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet, very minor margin wear, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War