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Monday, June 07, 2004

Finding Lincoln

The New Yorker is reporting the discovery of a suicide poem possibly written by Abraham Lincoln in 1838. It was published in the Sangamo Journal, a Springfield newspaper at the time. The discovery was made by Richard Lawrence Miller, an independent scholar in Kansas City.

Though this news was delivered with academic equanimity, many Lincoln scholars believe that the poem is indeed the real thing. “It looks like Lincoln. It sounds like Lincoln. It probably is Lincoln,” Harold Holzer, the co-chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, said last week. (The New Yorker: The Suicide Poem.)

Via The Morning News

Posted by Marie at June 7, 2004 12:27 PM