Old Print Article: “The Widow Of Abraham Lincoln Adjudged Insane,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1875)

“She imagines she hears voices in the wall.”

A decade after President Lincoln was assassinated, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, who struggled emotionally from the death of not only her husband but three sons as well, was declared insane at the request of her only surviving son, Robert. A report follows from the May 20, 1875 Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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