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That tweet came back to haunt Abraham Lincoln

The Washington Post has embarked upon an interesting enterprise – taking statements of Abraham Lincoln and reprinting them 150 years later – via Twitter.

For example, on November 1, 2011, @AbeLincolnWP tweeted this statement:

“The President is pleased to direct that Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan assume the command of the Army of the United States”

Of course, by 2014 @AbeLincolnWP will presumably be tweeting a different tune.

This project will presumably end in 2015. However, back in 2009, competitor TIME Magazine reprinted something from Historical Tweets, who jumped the gun:

Gr8 show tonite. Ford is the perfect venue for AAAAARRGH!!

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