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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
I understand that it is a maxim of law, that a poor plea may be a good plea to a bad declaration.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. third debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois, Sep. 15, 1858. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 123, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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