Witchflower Days: Lincoln and Voltaire

Monday, November 21, 2005

Lincoln and Voltaire

On this day in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln wrote one of the most famous letters in American history. It was a letter of condolence to Mrs. Lydia Bixby of Boston, who was reported by the War Department to have lost five sons in battle. He wrote to her: "I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage... Sign in to see full entry.

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