Could Abraham Lincoln ever live up to Millard Fillmore’s record?


Alexander Stephens, Portage Publications image

Alexander Stephens, Portage Publications image

Elektratig found the most delightful thing, and wrote about it on his blog — Georgia politician and future vice president of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens wondering about this new guy on the hustings, Abraham Lincoln, and comparing him to Millard Fillmore, in a letter from July 1860.  You gotta read it there.

You couldn’t make this stuff up.  Real history is always better than fiction.  There’s a delightful surprise around every bend of the river.

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2 Responses to Could Abraham Lincoln ever live up to Millard Fillmore’s record?

  1. […] Bathtub is one of millions of DYI internet portals. Recently someone found a letter, written by Alexander Stephens, the Vice President of the Confederate States of America. In 1860, the election of Abraham […]

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  2. Stacy Mason says:

    Yes, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X58RPS665V0 , yes he could. :P

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