I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army.
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Source Notes: Source: Attributed to President ABRAHAM LINCOLN by General James B. Fry.Allen Thorndike Rice, Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln, chapter 22, p. 393 .This supposedly had been part of Lincolns response to a young volunteer soldier who had come to Lincolns office asking his help with a grievance. The story has been repeated in numerous books on Lincoln: Alexander K. McClure, Abe Lincolns Yarns and Stories, p. 162 ; Ida M. Tarbell, The Life of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 153 ; and Caroline T. Harnsberger, The Lincoln Treasury, p. 14 .
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party.