Speedy correction: Joshua Speed knew his friend Abraham Lincoln to be a religious skeptic, so he was mystified one evening in the summer of 1864 when he saw Lincoln poring over the pages of the Bible. Speed told the president, â€śIf you have recovered from your skepticism, I am sorry to say that I have not.â€ť To which Lincoln responded: â€śYou are wrong, Speed. Take all of this book upon reason that you can, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier and better manâ€ť (American History, October).
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