Circuit-riding Preacher Peter Cartwright vs. Circuit-riding Attorney Abe Lincoln vs. Judge Stephen Douglas

Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in us. Our defense is in the spirit which prized liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands everywhere.

Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors … you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you.”

Abraham Lincoln

American Minute with Bill Federer

Peter Cartwright (1785-1872) was ordained by the famous Methodist circuit-riding preachers Rev. Francis Asbury and Rev. William McKendree, who fought in the Siege of Yorktown during the Revolutionary War and is the namesake of the oldest university in Illinois...

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