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and while witnessing the ceremony one of the most amusing incidents imaginable occurred. No description on paper can do it justice. Among those present was Thomas C. Brown, one of the judges of the Supreme Court. He was in truth an old-timer, and had the virtue of saying just what he thought, without regard to place or surroundhad been on the bench for many years and was not less rough than quaint and curious. There was, of course, a perfect hush in the room as the ceremony progressed. Brown was standing just behind Lincoln. Old Parson Dresser, in canonical robes, with much and impressive solemnity recited the Episcopal service. He handed Lincoln the ring, who, placing it on the bride's finger, repeated the Church formula, With this ring I thee endow with all my goods and chattels, lands and tenements. Brown, who had never witnessed such a proceeding, was struck with its utter absurdity. God Almighty! Lincoln, he ejaculated, loud enough to be heard by all, the statute fixes