Thursday, June 07, 2007

We have confirmation that Halleck could accurately transcribe a note. . .


The National Archives held a press conference today to announce they'd located an original, handwritten note from Abraham Lincoln to Henry Halleck. . . a note that Henry Halleck reproduced verbatim in a telegram to General Meade (a telegram that was published in the Official Records, vol. 27, pt. 1, p. 83).

It's nice to know the original has been found. But a press conference? I haven't been this let down since Geraldo opened up Capone's vault.

2 comments:

Dave Mercado said...

Thanks for the link to Capone's vault. Homer Simpson's lyric "There was nothing in Al Capone's vault, but it wasn't Geraldo's fault" gave me a real chuckle.
-Dave

dw said...

Dave,

No one captures the essence of a moment better than Homer.

dw