Have you ever wondered what famous people were like before, well, they were famous?
What about Abraham Lincoln? Long before he was president, he had a hard time getting credit to purchase something as simple, as a bed.
In 1837 the future president rode into town on a horse he didn’t own with nothing more than he could carry in his saddlebags.
Joshua Speed owned the general store where he went to buy a bed on credit. He told Speed he hoped to pay him after he began working, otherwise, he wouldn’t pay him at all. It has been said that Speed called it, “the least promising application for credit ever received.”
Instead of selling Lincoln the bed, he offered him a room upstairs to rent in his own apartment. Lincoln went upstairs, set his two saddlebags down, returned downstairs and said, “I’m moved.”
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