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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Birch, Jonathan. 'Jonathan Birch (Jesse W. Weik Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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624. Jonathan Birch (Jesse W. Weik Interview) [1].

[1887?]

"At the appointed time," said Mr. Birch when he related the incident, "I knocked at the door of his room and was admitted. Motioning me to be seated he began his interrogatories at once without looking at me a second time to be sure of the identity of his caller. ‘How long have you been studying?’ he asked. ‘Almost two years,’ was my response. ‘By this time it seems to me,’ he said laughingly, ‘you ought to be able to determine whether you have in you the stuff out of which a good lawyer can be made.’ Then he asked me in a desultory way the definition of a contract

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Birch, Jonathan. 'Jonathan Birch (Jesse W. Weik Interview)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: interview]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon726b.html
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