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  "A FIT FOR THE 'LADIES' LEAGUE.'"  
 
 
Vanity Fair
 
May 30, 1863
   
 
 
Mr. Lincoln, (to Mrs. Mannikins, of the “Business Committee”).
Well, ma'am, as the articles you wear don't seem to be large enough for you, I have the honor to present you, by the advice of Mrs. Lincoln, with a pair of mine. They may seem rather large; but, at the rate at which you are progressing, you'll fill them very well by and by!”

 
 
 

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