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Relationship with Mary Todd Lincoln
Robert’s relationship with his mother was strained especially following his father’s death. In 1875 he was forced to commit his mother to a mental health institution. In this letter to Sally Orne, he explains to her that "If you have since then seen any detailed account of the occurrences which forced me to place my mother under care, I think, indeed I know, you could not but have approved my action." He also believed this was the best thing for her "My mother is I think under as good care and as happily situated as is possible under the circumstances."
- Relationship with Mary Todd Lincoln
- Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926
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