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What is the story about Lincoln walking 3 miles to return a penny?

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July 27, 2008 5:50AM

Mr. Lincoln came by his nickname - Honest Abe - honestly. I could not find a link reflecting the specifics but I remember reading with a student this year that this story is true. He realized a customer had overpaid him by a penny and as soon as his work day was over Abe walked to the customer's home to return the overpayment.