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Joanna Lane's original "Lincoln Memories" letter

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    Joanna Lane's original "Lincoln Memories" letter

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    Page one of the original, handwritten "Lincoln Memories" letter by Mrs. Henry S. Lane Feb 1909

  • Transcription

    The Swiss Government in passing resolutions of condolence on the death of Lincoln said "he was the man with the brow of iron, and the heart of gold. These were words fitly spoken and all who ever came in contact with him recognized the divine charity which forgives all sin and pities all suffering. If he ever erred it was on the side of mercy in pardoning rebels whom others had convicted and thought guilty of severe punishment many women came to him during that awful war of Rebellion asking him to commute the sentence passed upon a beloved husband or son. Always their requests were granted

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    Montgomery County Historical Society

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    Joanna Lane. "Joanna Lane's original "Lincoln Memories" letter". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 4, 2022. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/827