In the 1870’s one of the nation’s largest counterfeiting rings was headquartered in central Illinois. Sadly Ben Boyd, the gang’s master engraver, was imprisoned. Soon their supply of counterfeit money was almost gone. The Irish gang idea for freeing Ben Boyd. “Big Jim” Kinealy, the crew’s leader, plotted to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body. President Lincoln’s remains would be held as ransom until the government paid $200,000 in gold and freed Ben Boyd. However, in Springfield one of Kinealy’s conspirators drank too much and revealed the entire plot to a woman….. She told some others, and the story soon spread throughout the entire town. Sadly other plans had to be made by the drunken Irish.
But still the Irish were screwed by the tall Lawyer Abe during the war and so….after the war corrupt greedy drunk Grant screwed the south and Native Americans…. When asked why he still have slaves Grants stated “good labor is hard to find.” He also stated: ” I would suggest the taxation of all property equally whether church or corporation.” Ulysses S. Grant