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" THEODORE — The hair in this ring is from the head of Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Taft cut it off the night of the assassination, and I got it from his son — a brief pedigree. Please wear it to-morrow; you are one of the men who most thoroughly understand... "
Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 - Page 153
by Michael R. Beschloss - 2007 - 400 pages
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John Hay, Volume 2

William Roscoe Thayer - 1915
...the President a ring, with this note. Hay to Roosevelt WASHINGTON, March 3, 1905. DEAR THEODORE — The hair in this ring is from the head of Abraham...ring. Longas, O utinam, bone dux, ferias Praestes Hesperiee.1 Yours affectionately. " Saturday, March 4- The President wrote me last night a charming...
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The Life and Letters of John Hay, Volume 2

William Roscoe Thayer - 1916
...the President a ring, with this note. Hay to Roosevelt WASHINGTON, March 3, 1905. DEAR THEODORE — The hair in this ring is from the head of Abraham...engraved on the ring. Longas, O utinam, bone dux, ferias Prsestes Hesperiae.1 Yours affectionately. " Saturday, March 4. The President wrote me last night a...
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The Life of Theodore Roosevelt

William Draper Lewis - 1919 - 464 pages
...he prized most. In the letter accompanying the ring, Hay said, referring to the coming inauguration, "Please wear it tomorrow; you are one of the men who most thoroughly understands and appreciates Lincoln." This, coming from the man who had been Lincoln's Secretary, meant...
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THE LIFE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT

WM. DRAPER LEWIS PH.D. - 1919
...he prized most. In the letter accompanying the ring, Hay said, referring to the coming inauguration, "Please wear it tomorrow; you are one of the men who most thoroughly understands and appreciates Lincoln." This, coming from the man who had been Lincoln's Secretary, meant...
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Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt

A da DiPace Donald - 2007 - 287 pages
...assassination and given to him by Lincoln's son Robert. Hay included a note with the ring that read, "Please wear it to-morrow; you are one of the men who most thoroughly understand and appreciates Lincoln." Hay had, obviously, recalled the letter that Roosevelt had written to him two...
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