When Mr. Lincoln had a good case, he was invincible; when he had a poor case, or one in which he thought he had not justice on his side, I would rather be against him than any man I know. When he had an idea that he was in the wrong, he could not take the same interest, and I could win nine cases out of ten of that kind when Mr. Lincoln was on the other side.

-- Ashael (Asahel) Gridley
Lawyer, 8th Judicial Circuit
The History of McLean County