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11-Year-Old Grace Bedell Urges Abraham Lincoln to Grow a Beard (1860) Options
Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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11-Year-Old Grace Bedell Urges Abraham Lincoln to Grow a Beard (1860)

A few weeks before Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the US, 11-year-old Grace Bedell sent him a letter urging him to grow a beard to win over voters. Bedell claimed that "all the ladies like whiskers" and would urge their husbands to vote for a bearded Lincoln. Days later, Lincoln drafted a noncommittal response in which he wondered whether such a change in appearance would be well received. Within months, he was sporting his now-iconic beard. What did he say when he later met Bedell? More...
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 1:05:44 PM
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Very nice story.

But I wish that she had urged him NOT to go to war against the South.

600,000 young men died unnecessarily.
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