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'Abe' Lincoln's Anecdotes and Stories

A Collection of the Best Stories told by Lincoln which made him famous as America's Best Story Teller

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Author: Abraham Lincoln
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,498 / 296 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.5
Downloads: 2,438
Added to site: 2015.01.02
mnybks.net#: 31908
Origin: gutenberg.org
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. Chaddon vs. J. D. Beasley et al., April Term, 1856. Champaign County Court. Plea in abatement by B. Z. Green, a defendant not served, filed Saturday at 11 o'clock a.m., April 24, 1856, stricken from the files by order of court. Demurrer to declaration, if there ever was one, overruled. Defendants who are served now, at 8 o'clock p.m., of the last day of the term, ask to plead to the merits, which is denied by the court on the ground that the offer comes too late, and therefore, as by nil dicet, judgment is rendered for Pl'ff. Clerk assess damages. A. Lincoln, Judge pro tem.'</p>

<p>"The lawyer who reads this singular entry will appreciate its oddity if no one else does. After making it, one of the lawyers, on recovering from his astonishment, ventured to inquire: 'Well, Lincoln, how can we get this case up again?'</p>

<p>"Lincoln eyed him quizzically for a moment, and then answered, 'You have all been so mighty smart about this case, you can find out h

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