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LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Location: Maggiano's-Chevy Chase

5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, DC

right at the Friendship Heights Metro stop.   The adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage has a restaurant discount cost of $3.80 for four hours.   You can enter the garage from Wisconsin Ave, 50 feet north of the restaurant (between Marshalls and Cheesecake factory), but the best garage entrance for Maggiano's is from Western Ave.

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Patrick Hickey – “The Devil vs. the Hummingbird: The Midnight Confrontation on Capitol Hill that Determined the Fate of a Presidency and Ensured theSurvival of Constitutional Government”

The Lincoln Group of DC is pleased to welcome Patrick Hickey as our January 15, 2019 speaker. Hickey will present on one of the most unique incidents of the post-Civil War. It has everything you could want – intrigue, a young sculptress, a scandalous one-armed former
General, and a showdown that would change the course of history.
May 16, 2018 marked the 150th anniversary of a one of the most improbable but consequential face offs in U.S. political history. That was the night a twenty-year-old girl named Lavinia “Vinnie” Ream, the celebrated artist awarded the Congressional commission to sculpt the statue of Lincoln now standing in the Capitol rotunda, used her talents to foil the purpose of a midnight
visit to her father’s Capitol Hill residence by Daniel Sickles--the most notorious and formidable political hatchet man in 19th-Century Washington--thereby saving President Andrew Johnson from impeachment. Wittingly or not, Vinnie's successful showdown with Sickles was instrumental in defusing the most serious Constitutional crisis between the Civil War and the
impeachment of Bill Clinton. The lecture will relate how Sickles's and Ream's personal and political ties to Lincoln were a critical element in the events leading up to this confrontation.
Patrick Hickey has been researching this incident for many years. Both of the main protagonists of this story had intriguing ties to President Lincoln, and were not above trading on or embellishing upon these ties to further their own interests. Lavishly illustrated, his presentation was highly regarded as part of a lecture series at GAO observing the sesquicentennial of the 13th ,
14th , and 15th Amendments to the Constitution.

John O'Brien

John Willen

Richard Margolies