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Lincoln, Mary Todd
UNSIGNED HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY MARY TODD LINCOLN DATED OCTOBER 28, 1869 IN WHICH SHE REFERENCES "MY DEAR HUSBAND" AND HER SON "TADDIE"
Mary Todd Lincoln, Frankfurt, Germany, 1869. Lincoln, Mary Todd. UNSIGNED HANDWRITTEN LETTER BY MARY TODD LINCOLN DATED OCTOBER 28, 1869 IN WHICH SHE REFERENCES "MY DEAR HUSBAND" AND HER SON "TADDIE." [4] pp. on two adjoining sheets of black-bordered mourning stationery, 5-3/16" x 8-1/16"; Mrs. Lincoln, living in Germany at what was a difficult and stressful time for her, writes from Frankfurt to her friend Mrs. Sally Orne as follows: "Frankfurt, Oct 28th '69, My Dear Mrs. Orne: Your very kind letter of the 24th was received last evening. Although my front finger is still encase in its wrapping & paining me, I will write you this morning. In my awkwardness in using my left hand, I have given my left thumb a terrible bruise by the door, that too is duly wrapped up so with this chapter of accidents you will suppose I am not very well prepared to write to my friends. The Dr. comes in an hour's time & I suppose he will make it all right. Now that mythical maid which both you and I would so like to make a substantial reality would so gracefully come in with her useful offices - but alas, I have fallen upon 'evil times' & I must not venture to anticipate. The little notice you so kindly enclosed me, is I believe, only the note of preparation for the coming struggle. To his friends, Col. Forney is always a true hearted champion. I have always liked him because my dear husband entertained so high an opinion of him. Will you not write to Cameron, Gen. Banks? Sen. Wilson is a very noble man & I hope you will write to him. How much work I am giving you to do, dear friend, and yet your … [Click Below for Full Description]
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