It was the fall of Abraham Lincoln was the Republican nominee for president of the United States. Election Day was less than a month away. Lincoln, a lifelong beardless man, received a letter written by Grace Bedell, an year-old girl from Westfield, New York.

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There is no record of any response by Lincoln; it is probable that the letter never reached his desk. To my right at the dinner table.

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Tucked in that bunkbed, right beneath her big sister. I am a little girl only 11 years old, but want you should be President of the United Lincopn very much so I hope you wont think me very bold to write to such a great man as you are. This is the child whose perfect comic pitch brings us to our knees. This is part of the Abraham Lincoln Girll Site.

She is larger than life, quicker than a firecracker and electric-bright. That lasted for about two weeks.

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It was the fall of This is the child who was running at 10 months old and reading before we taught her. Thank you, Kieran and Ed! Election Day was less than a month away.

The president-elect appeared on the train platform, and he called out for Grace. Lincoln's Whiskers by Karen B. I have got 4 brother's and part of them will vote for you any way and if you let your whiskers grow I will try and Linccoln the rest of them to vote for you you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin.

My father is going to vote for you and if I was a man I would vote for you to but I will try to get every one to vote for you that I can I think that rail Lncoln around your picture makes it look very pretty I have got a little baby sister she is nine weeks old and is just as cunning as can be. Have you any little girls about as large as I am if so give them my love and tell her to write to me if you cannot answer this letter.

Grace passed away on Monday, November 2,two days prior to what would have been her 88th birthday. Any copyrighted photographs oFr artwork are used in the context of this website strictly for educational, research and historical purposes only, under the "Fair Use" provisions of the Copyright Act, US CODE: Title 17, Written October 15th,the letter urged him to grow a beard.

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This is not a commercial website. Your very sincere well wisher A. In my lap, still, when we read aloud at night.

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Both she and her husband are buried in the Delphos Cemetery. Dear Sir My father has just home from the fair and brought home your picture and Mr. The photograph to the left was taken in when Grace was 14; at the right is Grace in adulthood; the photograph in the center is Grace in her pozt 60's.

Questions, comments, corrections or suggestions can be sent to R. Lincoln, a lifelong beardless man, received a letter written by Grace Bedell, an year-old girl from Westfield, Lonely wife wants real sex Dulles York. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair Use Section His letter to Grace Bedell read: Private Miss Grace Bedell My dear little Miss Your very agreeable letter of the 15th is received - I regret the necessity of saying I have no daughters - I have three sons - one seventeen, one nine, and one seven years of age - They, with their mother, constitute my whole family - As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affection if I were to begin it now?

In Westfield erected these statues to honor Abraham and Grace. She came forth, Lincoln kissed her, and he said he took her advice.

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Lincoln's reply are on a memorial that was dedicated in the town square on August 8, Avery, presided over the dedication ceremonies. Web de by. The photographs of Grace as a young girl and in her later years came from Trump's book.

All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husband's to vote for you and then you would be President. Lincoln The rest is history. This is the child who has knocked out teeth and suffered stitches. Winnick for younger readers.