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Acquitted By Lincoln

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
July
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

William Armstrong died recently at Ashland, Cass county, Illinois. His olaim to fame lies in the fact that in 1858 Abraham 'Lincoln defended him on a charge of murder and secured his acquittal. Lincoln took the case without fee and to discharge a debt of gratitude. This -was the case which Lincoln won with. an almanac. He discredited the testlmony of the chief witness, -who swore that he saw Armstrong do the deed by the bright light ■of the moon. (Lincoln showed by th almanac that the moon was not shilling at the time.