Lost Limbs Foundation

Friday, March 7, 2014

Mr. Lincolns Breakup

On this date in 1841, 32 year old Abraham Lincoln was recovering from a break-up with his sweetheart, Mary Todd.
Lincoln's friend James Conkling wrote to his wife, "And Lincoln - poor, hapless, simple swain who loved most true but was not loved again - suppose he will now endeavor to drown his cares among the intricacies and perplexities of the law. No more will the merry peal of laughter ascend high in the air, to greet his listening and delighted ears."
Photo: Mary Todd, 1840's