John Hay’s Opinions of Denominations

Reading a book about John Hay and John Nicolay, two guys who made a career out of knowing Abe Lincoln.

While John Hay was trying to make it in the world, before he knew Lincoln or had a career, he considered going into the ministry.

He decided not to because:

“I would not do for a Methodist preacher, for I am a poor horseman. I would not suit the Baptists, for I dislike water. I would fail as an Episcopalian, for I am no ladies’ man.”

He went into law instead.

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