A little girl’s letter …. 150 years ago

In Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Famous Letter from Grace Bedell to Abraham Lincoln of Oct. 15, 1860, from Westfield, N.Y. …

Sixty years before American women received the right to vote, Grace Bedell, a school girl of 11 years old, living in Westfield, wrote her now-famous letter to Abraham Lincoln, Oct. 15, 1860, urging him to grow whiskers to attract the attention of the ladies who would then encourage their husbands to vote for him.

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