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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
A poor widow, by the name of Baird, has a son in the Army that for some offence has been sentenced to serve a long time without pay, or at most, with very little pay. I do not like this punishment of withholding pay—it falls so very hard upon poor families.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. letter to Edwin M. Stanton, Mar. 1, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 7, p. 217, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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