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Geoff Elliott said in January 30th, 2012 at 9:12 am

In more than 40 years of research and reading about Lincoln, I have come to understand that there are many forgeries of his writing. In addition, probably more than 50% of the “quotes” attributed to him are untrue as well.

When I post to my Abraham Lincoln Blog or present lectures, I always double and triple-check the “facts” I write or talk about. Doing so saves embarrassment and helps to preserve the accuracy of what is written about this great man.

Thank you for admitting the error, which was obviously unintentional.

Mike Kienzler said in January 30th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Geoff: If you limit your search to the Web, I think the percentage rises to at least 75 percent. And it’s pretty rare for someone to correct a bogus quote, even after it’s pointed out to them. … So, yes, kudos (whatever that is) to Mr. Pinsker.

stevetyler said in February 29th, 2012 at 7:28 am

Unfortunately this is a fact of life and I am surprised really that you have been “forgery-free” for so long! Still, onwards and upwards!

Cotton Boll Conspiracy said in February 13th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

The next thing you know, people will start to question Wikipedia as a source!

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