Abraham Lincoln faced a problem on New Year’s Day in 1863. He would be signing into law the Emancipation Proclamation, but for the prior three hours, he was obliged to shake hands, which left his hand swollen and painful. If his signature were shaky, people might think he had hesitated. Before the historic moment, he announced, “I have been shaking hands since nine o’clock this morning, and my right arm is almost paralyzed.” Luckily, with a conscious effort, he managed to sign with a firm hand and the Emancipation Proclamation became undisputed law.
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