Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NO HE DID NOT! Did He? Crowd Surfing--

In the never-ending work to glean small, unnoticed grains of wheat from the picked-over chaff of Lincolniana, I found this:

When they learned of Lincoln's presence, the delegates at the convention (Chicago, 1860) cheered lustily, picked him up, and carried him to the platform. 

Lincoln was a mighty long man, but they carried him down over their heads right over everybody in the crowd. 

I have heard of that sort of thing, but never before nor since have I seen a long fellow like Lincoln passed hand over hand over a solid mass of people.

Well, there you go.

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