Monday, May 26, 2008

A President's Old Shears


Dr. W. F. Edmonds of Gate City, Va., has in his possession two pairs of scissors with which Andrew Johnson worked as a tailor at Greeneville, Tenn. Major A. R. Edmonds, the doctor's father, who died about eight years ago, was in partnership with Johnson at Greeneville, and the little shop in which they worked still stands with the sign, "A. Johnson, Tailor," over the door. When they dissolved the partnership. Johnson made Edmonds a present of the large scissors, and they have been carefully preserved. — Baltimore Sun.

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