Mary Lincoln

“Love is the Chain whereby to Bind Child to its Parents”

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As to his nature, he was the kindest man, most tender husband, and loving father in the world. He gave us all unbounded liberty, saying to me always when I asked for anything, ‘You know what you want, go and get it,’ and never asking if it were necessary. He was very indulgent to his children. He never neglected to praise them for any of their good acts. He often said, ‘It is my pleasure that my children are free and happy, and unrestrained by parental tyranny. Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.’

By William H. Herndon´╝îJesse W. Weik “Herndon’s Lincoln: A True Story of a Great Life” ,Herndon-299-43