March 01, 1848

A Rare Abraham Lincoln Quote from Shakespeare’s Othello

Autograph Letter Signed
1 page
SMC 414
Lincoln may have read Shakespeare more than all other writers combined, but references of him in his letters are rare indeed. Here, relating to the Mexican War ending, he alludes to “Othello's occupations's gone.”
Autograph Letter Signed, as Congressman, 1 page, oblong quarto, Washington, March 1, 1848. To Jesse Lynch.
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