Hurt You, Uncle Bill

Hurt You, Uncle Bill

Title: Hurt You, Uncle Bill

Year: 1861

Creator: Bunker

Description: Abraham Lincoln upset William H. Seward at the 1860 Republican National Convention. Seward, who was then perceived as more radical than Lincoln, became an advocate of compromise with the South in early 1861. The President-elect is portrayed at wielding the Chicago Republican Platform as a maul hitting Seward’s head as a wedge to split the country into North and South. Old Abe: Hurt you, Uncle Bill? Bill S—–d “Hurts like the very d-d-d-deuce, but I won’t squeal!”

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