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The Lincoln Wedding


Since it’s President’s Day, I thought RDN should take a look at the wedding of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln met Mary Todd at a cotillion after she had moved from Kentucky to Springfield, Illinois to be with her married sister. Lincoln was 30 and she was 21. According to legend, he walked up to her and asked for a dance, saying, “Miss Todd, I want to dance with you in the worst way.”