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Flowchart: Should I Go To Ford's Theatre Tonight? - Humor...a Flowchart
Humor. Flowchart: Should I Go To Ford's Theatre Tonight?
By Abe_Lincoln
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This flowchart was found hidden inside Abraham Lincoln's stovepipe hat. It was written in Lincoln's handwriting on the back of an envelope. He weighed the pros and cons of going to Ford's Theatre that fateful night.
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Secretary of War Stanton has advised me not to attend, saying some disappointed Confederates might try to harm me.

Ulysses S. Grant says he won't be attending with us as planned.

Should I go to Ford's Theatre tonight?

I'm rather tired and befallen with melancholy.
"Our American Cousin" is a comedy. It might be just the elixir to cheer me up.


Speaking of war, Gen. Lee surrendered a few days past. We won the war. This gives me a chance to publicly wave the "Mission Accomplished" banner--not that I'd be so gauche as to have an actual banner.

I'm going to see the play, by thunder! Better to go against Sec. Stanton's wishes than Mrs. Lincoln's (she is prone to fits and being overwrought). What could happen at the play worse than that?

The Missus wants me to go and she's invited Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancee to join us in our box.

Also on the positive side, that godawful ham, John Wilkes Booth, isn't in the play--he depresses me.