"Mr. President, I have a cause of grievance."
"The morning I went to Colonel Sherman and he threatened to shoot me."
Lincoln tipped his head, puzzled. Unwilling to get in the middle of a spat between officers, he threw off a joke, with some truth to it. "If I were you," he said, "and he threatened to shoot, I would trust him."
Read the rest at A Layman's Blog.
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