Mrs. Lincoln came to Washington with a distinct understanding of her social duties and with an energetic purpose to perform them. Of a good Kentucky family and of very fair education, she had been early noted for the keenness of her wit. That she should make a success here under the focalized bitterness of all possible adverse criticisms was simply out of the question; but she has done vastly better than her ill-natured critics are willing to admit. They are a jury empaneled to convict on every count of every indictment which any slanderous tongue may bring against her, and they have already succeeded in so poisoning the popular mind that it will never be able to judge her fairly.
With a copyright of 1954, this book is in decent condition, with some serious wear to the dust cover. the top part of the pages have some slight wear, but otherwise the book is in pretty decent condition.