The President tonight has a dream: - He was in a party of plain people, and, as it became known who he was, they began to comment on his appearance. One of them said: - "He is a very common-looking man." The President replied: - "The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of them."
Source: Attributed Dec 23, 1863. Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, 1908
Contributed by: Zaady