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The CreditorLincoln Reading
“Harassed on two sides, Lincoln said that he was reminded of a man in Illinois terribly annoyed by a creditor who kept coming often and pressing him to pay the money he owed. Finally the poor debtor saw nothing else to do except to ‘act crazy’ whenever asked for the money. And Lincoln added: ‘I have on more than one occasion in this room, when beset by extremists on the question, been compelled to appear very mad.’ I think none of you will ever dispose of this subject without getting mad.”

Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln, War Years, Volume I, p. 422.