Vanity Fair
May 30, 1863
Mr. Lincoln, (to Mrs. Mannikins, of the “Business Committee”).
Well, ma'am, as the articles you wear don't seem to be large enough for you, I have the honor to present you, by the advice of Mrs. Lincoln, with a pair of mine. They may seem rather large; but, at the rate at which you are progressing, you'll fill them very well by and by!”


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