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Abraham Lincoln wrote about being nearly beaten to death by black men when he was 19


We have reported on this highly censored piece of history before. We previously said it was from an authorized biography of Abraham Lincoln. It has been brought to our attention that Abraham Lincoln is actually the author of the short biography. It was written by Abraham Lincoln himself, in the third person, for publication in the Chicago Tribune.

How Abraham Lincoln was nearly beaten to death by a black mob when he was 19. Written in the third person by Abraham Lincoln and published in the Chicago Tribune in June of 1860.

When he was nineteen, still residing in Indiana, he made his first trip upon a flatboat to New Orleans. He was a hired hand merely, and he and a son of the owner, without other assistance, made the trip. The nature of part of the “cargo-load,” as it was called, made it necessary for them to linger and trade along the sugar-coast; and one night they were attacked by seven negroes with intent to kill and rob them. They were hurt some in the mêlée, but succeeded in driving the negroes from the boat, and then “cut cable,” “weighed anchor,” and left.

Source: Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln at the University of Michigan.

Why isn’t this import information included in any documentaries on Abraham Lincoln?