19 November 2013

Gettysburg address

many years ago when I was a staff writer for Kent State University News Service the library acquired what I seem to remember was the first printing of Lincoln's speech.  what surprisd me & what I wrote in the news release was that the printing included in parentheses when the audience applauded. I had recalld from folklore that the speech was considerd a failure when it was given because no one applauded the president.

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