The Lincoln Letter

the lincoln letter

“Lincoln was the first modern president,” said Peter. “He traveled faster than any president before, on steamboats and trains. He read by reliable gas light. He communicated electrically through thousands of miles of telegraph wires–“

“But he still lived in a city with one paved street and a stinky canal where Constitution Avenue is today.”

“And even free blacks had to tip their hats to whites,” added Peter.

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