Letters of the Law

Thumbs Up for Lincoln Book Review

I enjoyed John P. Williams’ book review of Lincoln’s Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America (by Brian McGinty; review published in the September 2017 Tennessee Bar Journal).

I have read somewhere that in the closing argument for the defense, Lincoln asked the question,

“Gentlemen, the question in this lawsuit is whether a man has a greater right to go up and down this river, than he does to cross it.”

— John B. Waters Jr., Sevierville,
Tennessee Bar Association
President, 1983-84

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