Lincoln and the Cat



The county seat for the county, Livingston, in which I live is Pontiac, Illinois.  Abraham Lincoln practiced law there as he rode the circuit with judges and attorneys from courthouse town to courthouse town.  Jesse W. Fell told a story about Lincoln and Pontiac.  An influential businessman, Fell was instrumental in the creation of Livingston County and named the town of Pontiac.  He was a good friend and supporter of Lincoln, and encouraged him to run against Stephen Douglas for the Senate in 1858, the turning point of Lincoln’s life. (more…)

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