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Secret Message Found In Lincoln Pocket Watch

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posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 07:09 AM
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Secret Message Found In Lincoln Pocket Watch


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For nearly 150 years, a story has circulated about a hidden Civil War message engraved inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch. On Tuesday, museum curators confirmed it was true. A watchmaker used tiny tools to carefully pry open the antique watch at the National Museum of American History, and a descendant of the engraver read aloud the message from a metal plate underneath the watch face.
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posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 07:09 AM
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I think this is a very neat story, it shows how history is alive around us and is updated all of the time. Its nice to see someones graffiti from when he first head about the bombing and it is also nice to see that sometimes rumour is indeed fact.

It makes me wonder how much more is still left to find.

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posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 07:25 AM
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Is it me or is their not a full detailed repro of what was written?

I only saw

"Jonathan Dillon April 13 - 1861," part of the inscription reads, "Fort Sumpter (sic) was attacked by the rebels on the above date." Another part reads, "Thank God we have a government."

part of the inscription says?

Why not come out with it all?

best regards.

Loke.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 07:34 AM
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If you re-read it, it says "...blah, blah..." reads one part, "...blah..." another part reads> Implying that that is the whole message, also you can just read it for yourself off the picture of the engraving


CX

posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 07:44 AM
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To add a little conspiracy to the topic, and i am probably shooting in the dark here.....but thats very neat for engraved "graffiti" as the article calls it.

I know back then they often have beautiful handwriting, however is it possible to hand scratch comments that neat, or did they have engraving machines 150 years ago?

I just thought the comment, "Thank God we have a government" would be quite a reassuring message to put out to the less than happy public at the moment?

Then again, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar as they say.

Cool find anyway.


CX.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 07:48 AM
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Does make me wonder if Lincoln knew it was there? I mean I never look in the back of my pocket watch, I just wind it up... today however I will



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 07:54 AM
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I also noted that there was no full brief on what is written and it is indeed very neatly written.

I saw that someone on this thread was able to read the whole message, I was not, could that person please post it?

Thanks.



posted on Mar, 11 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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I posted this story yesterday. The article gave the full inscription on the watch. I think it's a really interesting find so I don't blame you for posting it.

I invite anyone interested to post in my thread:

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