Friday, November 27, 2009

from A. Lincoln A Biography by Ronald C White Jr.

at Cooper Union on 7th street in NY, William Cullen Bryant, editor of the NY Evening Post, who had met Lincoln briefly in Illinois during the Black Hawk War introduced Lincoln as "a gallant soldier of the political campaign of 1858."

other mentions of William Cullen Bryant....
led the Free Soil Democratic wing of the party

Lincoln had to contend with the so-called newspaper generals of NY including WCB...

WCB requested to prepare a poem or ode for dedication at Gettysburg (we know he did not.)

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