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Joseph Medill to Charles H. Ray and John Locke Scripps, January 6, 1861

Joseph Medill, detail
Within a few months after Abraham Lincoln's election as president, some of his old friends in Illinois were complaining about him in their private letters. In this sharp note, Chicago Tribune editor Joseph Medill reported back from Washington DC to fellow Tribune editors Charles H. Ray and John Locke Scripps that "there will not be one original Lincoln man in the Cabinet." Furious, Medill growled, "We made Abe and by God we can unmake him." (By Matthew Pinsker)

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