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November 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm #14971
koop21, Donald seems to be unclear on that page. In one paragraph, he states, “Lincoln used his personal authority and considerable charm to influence Democratic and border-state congressman who’s votes were in doubt.” In another, he says, “conclusions about the President’s role rested on gossip”.
Here’s a direct link to the page: http://books.google.com/books?id=lTQSlhUUEOQC&lpg=PA1&dq=lincoln%20david%20donald&pg=PA554#v=onepage&q=lincoln%20david%20donald&f=false