When Mary Lincoln Was Adjudged Insane

New light on the tragic case of a President’s widow who saw her own son as a hated enemy

It is generally known that Mrs. Abraham Lincoln was adjudged insane in later life. The circumstances of her sanity trial, however, are not so familiar and certain details have been lacking. A new document has now come to light which brings the tragic event into focus as vividly as if it were done in technicolor.

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