William H. Townsend

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This article is a slightly modified excerpt from a speech delivered before the Civil War Round Table of Chicago on October 17, 1952, by William H. Townsend of Lexington, lawyer and author of Lincoln, the Litigant, Lincoln and the Bluegrass , and other books, and a member of the National and Kentucky Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commissions. Never before reduced to writing, the speech was put on tape and recordings were made by Ralph G. Newman, of the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago.

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June 1960

Alone in his empty mansion, the venerable Cassius Clay took unto himself a scandalously youthful bride; when the posse came for him, they met more than their match