Sunday, June 6, 2010

Some of the papers sneeringly allude to Mrs. Lincoln’s . . .

. . . late brilliant levee at the White House as a “dancing party.” We learn that by the special request of the President, there was no dancing allowed on that occasion, and has not been on any occasion at the President’s house.

“There is a time to dance,” but in the residence of the President of a distracted and imperiled nation, that time is not now, nor that the place.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, February 11, 1862, p. 2

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