This day at law - Abraham Lincoln admitted to the bar Bernard Hibbitts at 9:00 AM ET
On September 9, 1836, future president Abraham Lincoln received a license to practice law from the Illinois Supreme Court. Setting up office in Springfield, he filed his first lawsuit less than a month later, on October 5. Learn more about the law practice of Abraham Lincoln, from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
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