That Nation Might Live

One Afternoon with Lincoln’s Stepmother…

September 8, 1865
Two people met who knew Abraham Lincoln better than anyone.

Lincoln’s longtime friend and law partner, William H. Herndon, interviewed his Stepmother, Sarah Bush Lincoln, in preparation for a biography of the martyred President.

The setting is two rocking chairs in front of a well fed fire in Mrs. Lincoln’s prairie cabin home. She tells Herndon the famed Life of Lincoln not as facts, but as ten stories. Herndon’s notes, as well as other firsthand accounts are the basis of an often authentic narrative with a bent for the grit of the American frontier.

You’re invited to pull up a rocking chair next to Abraham Lincoln’s Stepmother and enjoy her company for an afternoon.

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