Dealer Selling Letter Lincoln Wrote To Boy
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. A letter written by Abraham Lincoln is up for sale - a note that saved a boy from ridicule. The eight-year-old claimed he'd shaken the hand of Lincoln, but his young friends just scoffed at him. To put an end to the tall tale, his teacher wrote the White House. In only one of two letters Lincoln is known to have written to a child, he confirmed: I did see and talk with Master George Evans Patten last May at Springfield, Illinois. Respectfully, A. Lincoln.
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