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Question: Did Lincoln ever walk miles to return change to a store customer?


Probably. Most of what is known about Lincoln's early life, including the brief time when he kept a store in New Salem, Illinois, is based on unreliable reminiscences written down many years later. Lincoln's scrupulous honesty is beyond question, however, and if he ever accidentally overcharged one of his few customers, he would certainly have made every effort to pay the money back.