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Abraham Lincoln Says

"With all the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die."

-Remark to a cabinet minister who wondered why Lincoln was reading a book of humor.

"Well, I would be very happy to oblige you, if my passes were respected; but the fact is, sir, that I have within the last two years given passes to 250,000 men to go to Richmond, and not one has got there yet.

 -Remark to "a gentleman" who had "solicited a pass for Richmond"