Letter to Charles Macalester from Lily Macalester

Letter from Lily Macalester to Charles Macalester
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May 29, 1860

Lily Macalester writes her father, Charles Macalester, regarding her stay at the White House with her friend, First Lady Harriet Lane. Lily also discusses plans for a friend's wedding and a trip to Arlington. In addition, Lily comments on recent political news. "I understand that [Abraham] Lincoln's nomination disquieted [Illinois Senator Stephen] Douglas much," as Lily explains. Lily notes that she has "seen him but once, and then at a distance since I have been here, but I always speak of him, in terms of personal kindness to everyone." Transcript included.

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