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    Robert Todd Lincoln: ALS as Harvard Student. 4 ½" x 7 ¼" letter with integral leaf, Cambridge [Massachusetts], November 28 [n.y.], written to "My dear friend Brown". After thanking Brown for a meerschaum pipe, the undergraduate relates: "We had lots of fun here yesterday & today and the only thing we went back on, was the infernal rebellion, that kept you away... I hope to be able to show you this pipe next year with a better color on it than a Nigger Regiments - I am busy at it now. Very truly your friend R. T. Lincoln". Not exactly politically correct, but an insightful letter from Abraham Lincoln's oldest boy who would shortly be chomping at the bit to enter the army before the "infernal Rebellion" was over.


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    January, 2015
    24th Saturday
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