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ed, drawing the facts from him. To tell you the truth Speed, it was too much for me. I found the tears trickling down my own cheeks. I caught her in my arms and kissed her. And that's how you broke the engagement, sneered Speed. You not only acted the fool, but your conduct was tantamount to a renewal of the engagement, and in decency you cannot back down now. Well, drawled Lincoln, if I am in again, so be it. It's done, and I shall abide by it. Statement, Joshua F. Speed, Sep. 17, 1866, Ms. Convinced now that Miss Todd regarded the engagement ratified,--instead of broken, as her tall suitor had at first intended,--Lincoln continued his visits, and things moved on smoothly as before. Douglas had dropped out of the race, and everything pointed to an early marriage. It was probably at this time that Mr. and Mrs. Edwards began to doubt the wisdom of the marriage, and now and then to intimate the same to the lady; but they went no farther in their opposition and plac