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To: GOPcapitalist
A second of the oft-cited "errors," the 1857 thing, was a mistake made by somebody else that DiLorenzo transfered inadvertantly when he cited the earlier work as his source.

Please do not forget the part where DiLorenzo not only took a SECONDARY source as gospel (which ought to show you how bad his scholarship is), but ADDED in the "fact" that Lincoln was in the Illinois legislature.

That goes beyond a "mistake." That's technically known as "making stuff up."

38 posted on 06/22/2002 4:16:14 AM PDT by Poohbah
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To: Poohbah
Please do not forget the part where DiLorenzo not only took a SECONDARY source as gospel (which ought to show you how bad his scholarship is), but ADDED in the "fact" that Lincoln was in the Illinois legislature. That goes beyond a "mistake." That's technically known as "making stuff up."

Actually, if I recall correctly the source from which DiLorenzo carried the error asserted that the statements were made by Lincoln in what he described as a speech given before the Illinois legislature, so the inference that he was in that body is there as well.

47 posted on 06/22/2002 2:07:45 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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