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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
Perhaps you have forgotten me. Dont [sic] you remember a long black fellow who rode on horseback with you from Tremont to Springfield nearly ten years ago, swimming your horses over the Mackinaw on the trip? Well, I am that same one fellow yet.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. letter to Josephus Hewett, Feb. 13, 1848. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 1, p. 450, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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