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I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army.Lincoln, Abraham
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 . · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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