Posted by Seamus on November 06, 2000 at 07:14:01:
In Reply to: Thought for the Day posted by The Huggy Merchant on November 06, 2000 at 06:40:46:
: On this day in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected sixteenth president of the United States, soooooo......
: "I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not."
: (Abraham Lincoln, former US President, 1809-1865)
Mr. Lincoln is one of my favorites...and hanging proudly on the wall of the Lincoln Room in our Bed and Breakfast
is an ad, an original, from the Evansville, Indiana newspaper of the time announcing Mr. Lincoln's and Hannibal Hamlin's (his choice for VP) candidacy...along with some other neat Lincoln artifacts.
There are more connections to him here in another room.
In 1849 there was a freshman Congressman, James Pollock, who was born, raised, and educated here in little Milton, PA, and is buried less than a mile from where we live. He roomed in DC with another freshman Congressman named Abraham Lincoln. They got to be quite good friends. James Pollock was elected Governor of PA in 1852, and my wife's (Nancy, the dark haired lass) GG Grandfather, Jacob Reifsnyder, of Womelsdorf, Berks County, PA was a member of the PA House of Representatives while Pollock was Governor. His membership certificate to the House hangs on the wall of the Gov. Pollock Room, with his seat in the Chamber marked with an 'X' on the chart, which he had done many years ago.
When Mr. Lincoln was elected President, he asked James Pollock to be Director of the US Mint. He served both of Mr. Lincoln's terms...the full one and the assassinated one, and also for General Grant when he was President. While he was Director of the Mint, he was responsible for placing the phrase, "In God We Trust" on our currency, at the suggestion of a minister.
Sorry, I didn't mean to go on so, but I tend to get very passionate about Mr. Lincoln...
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