One of the numerous paymasters at Washington sought an introduction to Mr. Lincoln. He arrived at the White House quite opportunely, and was introduced to the President by the United States Marshal, with his blandest smile. while shaking hands with the President the paymaster remarked, “I have no official business with you, Mr. President, I only called to pay my compliments.” “I understand,” replied “honest Abe,” and from the complaints of the soldiers, I think that is all you do pay.”

Originally posted 2008-02-01 18:38:56.

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