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Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln
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October 15, 1860

Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln

Eleven-year-old Grace Bedell, upon seeing a picture of Abraham Lincoln just before the 1860 election, wrote to Lincoln on October 15 and suggested he should grow a beard because his face was "so thin." By the time he went to Washington, DC, Lincoln had grown a full beard.

http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9761299

 

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