Newport native Sarah Josepha Hale appeals to President Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, and instigates an official national holiday!

<< BEFORE: Thanksgiving, 1862

NEXT: Hale’s 1864 Thanksgiving editorial >>

I’ve heavily excerpted the original letter to make this comics-format version.  For further reading, see these notes & links:

One response to “Letter to Lincoln (1863)”

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    […] “peculiarly” 19th century conceptions of politics, gender, charity, & religion.) << BEFORE: Ms. Hale writes an influential letter to President Lincoln […]

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