By Sarah H. Thomas

In memorializing my father, it’s hard to compete with the likes of Earl Miers, Paul Angle and Carl Sandburg. For a complete biography of my dad, I would refer you either to Paul Angle’s tribute, which is encapsulated in his book, On a Variety of Subjects, or to Michael Burlingame’s introduction to Lincoln’s Humor and Other Essays by Benjamin P. Thomas. What I can do is write from a daughter’s perspective.

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