As soon as the West Virginia State bill passed Congress, Mr. Carlisle, true to his purpose, went at once to the President.

“Now, Mr. Lincoln,” said he, “you must veto that bill.”

“Well, said the honest president, with just the least bit in the world of humor, “I’ll tell you what I’ll do. I’ll split the difference and say nothing about it.”

Originally posted 2008-12-10 22:22:22.

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