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By Frederic Hunter

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"A outstanding booklet" -- James M. McPherson, Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner for conflict Cry Of Freedom

When Abraham Lincoln courted Mary Todd, rejection, poverty, loss of polish and heritage, all attempted to discourage him. He used to be a self-taught younger legal professional, plagued with bills and raised in log cabins. She used to be of aristocratic history and hugely proficient. every person in Springfield, Illinois, concept them badly matched. Did they simply get married and stay fortunately ever after?

No. Her kinfolk interfered, instructed Lincoln he used to be unworthy. Did he think them? good, he broke the engagement. Then he went into any such tailspin of melancholy that neighbors concept he may well dedicate suicide. Her relations refused to allow Mary visit him. She needed to look unconcerned, her witty and vivacious self.

They didn't see each other for 18 months. Then they resumed assembly -but in mystery. This mystery courtship obtained Lincoln challenged to a duel. no longer your sweetness and light-weight route to marriage. have been they in love? plenty of controversy approximately that. In Abe and Molly Frederic Hunter offers the details.

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