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Abraham Lincoln’s stepbrother, John D. Johnston, wrote Lincoln that he was “broke” and “hard-pressed” on the family farm in Coles County, Illinois, and needed a loan. Lincoln’s offer of a “matching grant” was a recognition that getting into the habit of working, even if it is a less than perfect job, is far more important than getting a loan or a handout.