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Tads room To Mary Lincoln Regarding Tad's Room

“Mother, Please put something now in Tad’s room.” Occasionally a child’s happiness requires a parent to make a unique demand. In this note, Abraham Lincoln responds to a request from his son Tad regarding changes to his room. The letter is also endorsed by Mary Lincoln before being sent to Secretary of the Interior John P. Usher, and finally to B.B. French, the Commissioner of Public Buildings. French got Mr. Haliday, the carpenter, to do the work.