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ncided with Lincoln in his political views were disturbed in the same way. Even Logan was not wholly free from the degrading passion.
But in this respect Lincoln susome ingeniously planned interruption not on the programme.
In a case where Judge Logan--always earnest and grave -opposed him, Lincoln created no little merriment by his reference to Logan's style of dress.
He carried the surprise in store for the latter, till he reached his turn before the jury.
Addressing them, he said: Germit yourselves to be overcome by the eloquence of counsel for the defense.
Judge Logan, I know, is an effective lawyer.
I have met him too often to doubt that; bution and fastidiousness, he hasn't knowledge enough to put his shirt on right.
Logan turned red as crimson, but sure enough, Lincoln was correct, for the former hadpleated bosom behind.
The general laugh which followed destroyed the effect of Logan's eloquence over the jury — the very point at which Lincoln aimed.
l about him. The next day on the way to the court — house he told me he had been greatly troubled over what I related about Wyant; that his sleep had been disturbed by the fear that he had been too bitter and unrelenting in his prosecution of him. I acted, he said, on the theory that he was possuming insanity, and now I fear I have been too severe and that the poor fellow may be insane after all. If he cannot realize the wrong of his crime, then I was wrong in aiding to punish him.--Hon. Joseph E. McDonald. August, 1888.
Statement to J. W. W. He would abandon his case first. He did so in the case of Buckmaster for the use of Dedham vs. Beemes and Arthur, in our Supreme Court, in which I happened to be opposed to him. Another gentlemen, less fastidious, took Mr. Lincoln's place and gained the case.
A widow who owned a piece of valuable land employed Lincoln and myself to examine the title to the property, with the view of ascertaining whether certain alleged tax liens were just or