Abraham Lincoln; The First American

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byDavid Decamp Thompson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...be content to keep an account. He divided the money, so that if he, by any accident, should fail to pay it over, there could be no dispute as to the exact amount that was his partner's due. FAIR DEALING WITH CLIENTS. Lincoln did not make his profession lucrative to himself. To a poor client he was quite as apt to give money as to take it from him. He never encouraged the spirit of litigation. One of his clients says that he went to Lincoln with a case to prosecute, and that Lincoln refused to have anything to do with it because he was not strictly in the right. "You can give the other party a great deal of trouble," he said, " and perhaps beat him; but you had better let the suit alone." About the time Lincoln came to be known as a successful lawyer, he was waited upon by a lady who held a real estate claim which she wished him to prosecute, putting into his hands, with the papers, a check for two hundred and fifty dollars as a retaining fee. Lincoln promised to look the case over, and asked her to call again next day. When presenting herself, Lincoln told her that he had gone through the papers very carefully, and he must tell her frankly that there was not a "peg" to hang her claim upon, and he could not conscientiously advise her to bring the action. The lady was satisfied, and, thanking him, rose to go. "Wait," said Lincoln, fumbling in his vest pocket, "here is the check you left with me." "But, Mr. Lincoln," returned the lady," I think you have earned that." " No, no," he responded, handing it back to her; " that would not be right. I can't take pay for doing my duty."-t A SMALL CROP. Senator Mcdonald states that he saw a jury trial in Illinois, at which Lincoln defended an old man charged with assault and battery. No blood had been...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...be content to keep an account. He divided the money, so that if he, by any accident, should fail to pay it over, there ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217673457

ISBN - 13:9780217673457

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