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The President's Last Story

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une oí tne last, t not the very last story told by President Lineóla was to ono of his cabinet who carne to'see him, to ask if it would be proper to perrnit Jako Thompson to slip throiigh Maine in disguiso and embark from Portland. The President, as usual, vas disposed to be merciful and to permit tho archrebel to pass uumolested, bul the Seoretary urged that he should bearrested as a traitor. " 13y penuituug him to escape the penalties of troason," persistently romarked the Secretary, " you sanotion ic." " "Well," replied Mr. Lincoln, "letmetell you a story. There was an Irish soldier here last Mimmer who wanted sometbing to drink stronger than water and stopped at a drug Ehop, where he espied a soda fountain. ' Mr. Doctor,' said he, ' give me plaeo a glass of soda water, an' if yea. cao put íd a few drops of whisky unbeknown to any one, FU be oblieged.' Nnw," contmued Mr. Linooln, " if Jake Thompson ispermitted to go through Maine unhelnmim to any one, whaf'e the harra ? So don't have !im arresttd.'1 I


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