Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4 [Mar. 5, 1860-Oct. 24, 1861].

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Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4 [Mar. 5, 1860-Oct. 24, 1861].
Author
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press
1953.
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J. M. Brockman, Esq Springfield, Ills. Sep. 25. 1860

Dear Sir: Yours of the 24th. asking ``the best mode of obtaining a thorough knowledge of the law'' is received. The mode is very simple, though laborious, and tedious. It is only to get the books, and read, and study them carefully. Begin with Blackstone's Commentaries, and after reading it carefully through, say twice, take up Chitty's Pleading, Greenleaf's Evidence, & Story's Equity &c. in succession. Work, work, work, is the main thing. Yours very truly A. LINCOLN

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