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A version of this was published in the newsletter of the Abraham Lincoln Association.
On October 15, 1872, shortly after the first anniversary of her son Tad’s death, Mary Lincoln wrote a letter to William Reid.
What was Mrs. Lincoln? We’ll let the Wall Street broker, who likely could judge financial acumen had undoubtedly seen some impressive personalities in action, take it from here: “a woman who knew exactly what she…