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indiscretion. attending school. Abe's gallantry toward Kate Roby.--Blue Nose Crawford and the book. schoolboy poetry. Abe's habits of study. testimony of his ste abandoned. At Dorsey's school Abe was ten years old; at the next one, Andrew Crawford's he was about fourteen; and at Swaney's he was in his seventeenth year. of the distance his attendance was not only irregular but brief. Schoolmaster Crawford introduced a new feature in his school, and we can imagine its effect on his pof an American youth. I conclude, therefore, he must have used that also. At Crawford's school Abe was credited with the authorship of several literary efforts — sh shrivelled and yellow, declares one of the girls Kate Gentry. who attended Crawford's school. His shoes, when he had any, were low. He wore buckskin breeches, lip another out of the mire. The word defied had been given out by Schoolmaster Crawford, but had been misspelled several times when it came Miss Roby's turn. Abe sto
e, land measure, and dry measure, and examples in multiplication and compound division. All this indicates that he pursued his studies with a very unusual purpose and determination, not only to understand them at the moment, but to imprint them indelibly upon his memory, and even to retain them in visible form for reference when the school-book might no longer be in his hands or possession. Mr. Lincoln has himself written that these three different schools were kept successively by Andrew Crawford, — Swaney, and Azel W. Dorsey. Other witnesses state the succession somewhat differently. The important fact to be gleaned from what we learn about Mr. Lincoln's schooling is that the instruction given him by these five different teachers--two in Kentucky and three in Indiana, in short sessions of attendance scattered over a period of nine yearsmade up in all less than a twelvemonth. He said of it in 1860, Abraham now thinks that the aggregate of all his schooling did not amount to
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 21: (search)
end, I am very anxious that the brigade of General Conner should be a part of it, and sent as soon as possible. To this President Davis replied: I have long realized the importance of such action as you suggest, but necessities elsewhere have prevented action in accordance with our wish. I have held several conferences with General Lee on the subject, and will have another, showing him your letter and telegram. To the governor's petition was added that of W. F. De Saussure, Andrew Crawford, W. H. Scarborough, Daniel Ravenel and many other citizens, declaring: It is absolutely necessary to have at least one well-organized corps besides Hardee's on the coast, about which the half-trained citizens may rally. Otherwise, however brave and determined, their efforts will amount to nothing. On the latter, President Davis indorsed: The question presented is one which General Lee can best judge. The indorsement of General Lee was: I have sent all the troops from this army tha