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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 4 0 Browse Search
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ing his clothes clean longer than any of the others, and although considered a boy of courage, had few, if any, difficulties. --E. R. Burba, letter, March 31, 1866. Elements of leadership in him seem to have manifested themselves already. Nathaniel Grigsby — whose brother, Aaron, afterwards married Abe's sister, Sarah — attended the same school. He certifies to Abe's proficiency and worth in glowing terms. He was always at school early, writes Grigsby, and attended to his studies. He waGrigsby, and attended to his studies. He was always at the head of his class, and passed us rapidly in his studies. He lost no time at home, and when he was not at work was at his books. He kept up his studies on Sunday, and carried his books with him to work, so that he might read when he rested from labor. Now and then, the family exchequer running low, it would be found necessary for the young rail-splitter to stop school, and either work with his father on the farm, or render like service for the neighbors. These periods of work