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"There was a man who was to be nominated at a political convention and hired a horse of a livery keeper to journey there.Ê The horse was so confoundedly slow, however, that the man arrived too late, and found his opponent nominated and the convention adjourned. When he arrived home he said to the stableman, "This is a fine animal of yours-a fine animal." "Do you thank so?" "Certainly, but never sell him to an undertaker." "Undertaker! Why not?" "Because if the horse were hitched to a hearse, resurrection day would come before he reached the cemetery. So if my journey goes on at this slow rate it will be resurrection day before I reach the capital."
-Anecdote recounted to a crowd at the station stop on his train to Washington, D.C. Feb. 1861