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Abraham Lincoln

The People's Leader in the Struggle for National Existence

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,938 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 16,653
Added to site: 2005.12.08
mnybks.net#: 12111
Genre: Biography
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ed himself upon the confidence of his neighbours that, while he was absolutely without resources, there was no difficulty in his borrowing the money required for his share of the capital. The undertaking did not prove a success. Lincoln had no business experience and no particular business capacity, while his partner proved to be untrustworthy. The partner decamped, leaving Lincoln to close up the business and to take the responsibility for the joint indebtedness. It was seventeen years before Lincoln was able, from his modest earnings as a lawyer, to clear off this indebtedness. The debt became outlawed in six years' time but this could not affect Lincoln's sense of the obligation. After the failure of the business, Lincoln secured work as county surveyor. In this, he was following the example of his predecessor Washington, with whose career as a surveyor the youngster who knew Weems's biography by heart, was of course familiar. His new occupation took him through the county and brought him into personal rel

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