They even began to wonder if he might be a loyalist sympathizer. Finally, one day when he returned from nature’s call, they asked him:

“What do you think of the art in the privy?”

“I can think of no more appropriate place for that portrait.”

The English are shocked, and the Ambassador continues,

“Nothing would scare the shit out of a British man as well as General George Washington.”

This is repeated from memory, but I love that President Lincoln told dirty jokes.

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