Best Lincoln Stories Tersely Told
by J. E. Gallaher
Pub. in 1898

 

THE BEST CAR FOR HIS CORPSE.
 

Lincoln had the following good story on President Tyler:

"During Mr. Tyler’s incumbency of the office he arranged to make an excursion in some direction and sent his son, ‘Bob’ to arrange for a special train. It happened that the railroad superintendent was a strong Whig. As such he had no favors to bestow upon the President and informed Bob that the road did not run any special trains for the President.

"‘What,’ said Bob Tyler, ‘did you not furnish a special for the funeral of Gen. Harrison?’

"‘Yes,’ said the superintendent, ‘and if you’ll bring your father in that condition you shall have the best train on the road.’"

 

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