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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 1,765 1 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 1,301 9 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 947 3 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 914 0 Browse Search
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House 776 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 495 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 485 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 456 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 410 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 405 1 Browse Search
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Gentryville work and books Satires and sermons flatboat voyage to New Orleans the journey to Illinois Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States, was born in a log cabin in the backwoods of Kentucky on the 12th day ennsylvania and Virginia some of them had acquired considerable property and local prominence. In the year 1780, Abraham Lincoln, the President's grandfather, was able to pay into the public treasury of Virginia one hundred and sixty pounds, cure it off clean, and begin again. Under these various disadvantages, and by the help of such troublesome expedients, Abraham Lincoln worked his way to so much of an education as placed him far ahead of his schoolmates, and quickly abreast of the acqof future hope and ambition. Allen Gentry probably was nominal supercargo and steersman, but we may easily surmise that Lincoln, as the bow oar, carried his full half of general responsibility. For this service the elder Gentry paid him eight doll
ived with a miscellaneous lot of goods, which Lincoln opened and put in order in a room that a formvictor in the Olympic games of Greece. Until Lincoln came, Jack Armstrong was the champion wrestle Armstrong feel that his fame was in danger. Lincoln put off the encounter as long as he could, antrength and skill, and the cool courage which Lincoln manifested throughout the ordeal prevented thc enemies and leaders of a neighborhood feud, Lincoln's self-possession and good temper turned the ning of a warm and lasting friendship. If Lincoln's muscles were at times hungry for work, not y. Promptly after breakfast the next morning Lincoln walked to Vaner's and procured the precious vrom which, together with his friendly advice, Lincoln's intellectual hunger derived further stimulualem and the exuberant boys of Clary's Grove, Lincoln's life for the second half of the year 1831 aamon County, under date of the ninth, signed A. Lincoln, and beginning: Fellow-citizens: Havi[14 more...]
procured bread, and kept soul and body together. Tradition has it that Calhoun not only gave him the appointment, but lent him the book in which to study the art, which he accomplished in a period of six weeks, aided by the schoolmaster, Mentor Graham. The exact period of this increase in knowledge and business capacity is not recorded, but it must have taken place in the summer of 1833, as there exists a certificate of survey in Lincoln's handwriting signed, J. Calhoun, S. S. C., by A. Lincoln, dated January 14, 1834. Before June of that year he had surveyed and located a public road from Musick's Ferry on Salt Creek, via New Salem, to the county line in the direction to Jacksonville, twenty-six miles and seventy chains in length, the exact course of which survey, with detailed bearings and distances, was drawn on common white letter-paper pasted in a long slip, to a scale of two inches to the mile, in ordinary yet clear and distinct penmanship. The compensation he received fo
places of absent delegates should be filled. He watched his field of operations, planned his strategy, and handled his forces almost with the vigilance of a military commander. As a result, he won both his nomination in May and his election to the Thirtieth Congress in August, 1846. In that same year the Mexican War broke out. Hardin became colonel of one of the three regiments of Illinois volunteers called for by President Polk, while Baker raised a fourth regiment, which was also accepted. Colonel Hardin was killed in the battle of Buena Vista, and Colonel Baker won great distinction in the fighting near the City of Mexico. Like Abraham Lincoln, Douglas was also elected to Congress in 1846, where he had already served the two preceding terms. But these redoubtable Illinois champions were not to have a personal tilt in the House of Representatives. Before Congress met, the Illinois legislature elected Douglas to the United States Senate for six years from March 4, 1847.
It is therefore not to be wondered at that Lincoln's single term in the House of Representatives the already exciting slavery question, and Mr. Lincoln was doubtless gratified that the Whigs had ce of legislation where it was applicable. Mr. Lincoln often said he had voted forty or fifty timef Columbia. In this situation of affairs, Mr. Lincoln conceived the fond hope that he might be abroposition like this should pass. While Mr. Lincoln did not so state to the House, it was well rominent Federal appointments to be made in Mr. Lincoln's congressional district, and he waited unt have done the ordinary man in a dozen. Mr. Lincoln had frankly acknowledged to his friend Speee place, and heartily supported not only by Mr. Lincoln, but also by the Whigs of the district. By As the situation grew persistently worse, Mr. Lincoln at length, about the first of June, himselftary of the Interior from an attack by one of Lincoln's warm personal but indiscreet friends in the[19 more...]
ngton convention Philadelphia conventions Lincoln's vote for Vice President Fremont and Dayhe expiration of his term in Congress Mr. Lincoln applied himself with unremitting assiduity tom as he had never been before. Not alone Mr. Lincoln, but, indeed, the whole nation, was so arouty in the North, to resist its passage. Mr. Lincoln, of course, shared the general indignation like a wild fire. There is no record that Mr. Lincoln took any public part in the discussion unti opposition, by a common impulse, called upon Lincoln to answer him. Lincoln performed the task witLincoln performed the task with such aptness and force, with such freshness of argument, illustrations from history, and citations propagandism. Two weeks later, Douglas and Lincoln met at Peoria in a similar debate, and on his It was at this point that the career of Abraham Lincoln had a narrow and fortunate escape from a te officers. One of the strong elements of Mr. Lincoln's leadership was the cheerful hope he was a[6 more...]
Chapter 8. Buchanan elected President the Dred Scott decision Douglas's Springfield speech, 1857 Lincoln's answering speech criticism of Dred Scott decision Kansas Civil War Buchanan Appoints Walker Walker's letter on Kansas the Lecompton Constitution revolt of Douglas The election of 1856 once more r firmly established by the authority of this decision. Both the legal and political aspects of the new question immediately engaged the earnest attention of Mr. Lincoln; and his splendid power of analysis set its ominous portent in a strong light. He made a speech in reply to Douglas about two weeks after, subjecting the Dred ter, can be produced to make the impossibility of his escape more complete than it is. There is not room to quote the many other equally forcible points in Mr. Lincoln's speech. Our narrative must proceed to other significant events in the great pro-slavery reaction. Thus far the Kansas experiment had produced nothing but ag
popular sovereignty the War of pamphlets Lincoln's Ohio speeches the John Brown raid Lincoy acclamation a separate resolution, That Abraham Lincoln is the first and only choice of the Repub political discussion. To counteract this, Mr. Lincoln, at the advice of his leading friends, sentat Ottawa in northern Illinois, propounded to Lincoln a series of questions designed to commit him avery doctrines. He wanted to know whether Mr. Lincoln stood pledged to the repeal of the fugitived also been considered in a hurried caucus of Lincoln's party friends. They all advised against prured the reelection of Douglas to the Senate, Lincoln's sage advice acquired a double significance s Southern tour, he continually referred to Mr. Lincoln as the champion of abolitionism, and to hisr's Magazine, using as a text quotations from Lincoln's House divided against itself speech, and Send feverish state for nearly six weeks. Mr. Lincoln's habitual freedom from passion, and the st[25 more...]
stitutional convention Chicago convention Lincoln's letters to Pickett and Judd the pivotal Sated During the month of December, 1859, Mr. Lincoln was invited to the Territory of Kansas, whe Republican journals next morning showed that Lincoln's Cooper Institute speech had taken New York lly edited pamphlet editions. From New York, Lincoln made a tour of speech-making through several ctive and zealous followers. The name of Abraham Lincoln had also often been mentioned during his permission to announce him in his newspaper.. Lincoln, however, discouraged such action at that tiility, but filled with the warmest zeal for Mr. Lincoln's success; and they were able at once to imability had been convincingly demonstrated by Lincoln. As a mere personal choice, a majority of th the nominee for President. For their voters Lincoln stood on more acceptable ground. His speecheorm of applause. Then Mr. Judd nominated Abraham Lincoln of Illinois, and in the tremendous cheeri[11 more...]
but two alternatives seemed probable. Either Lincoln would be chosen by electoral votes, or, upon Decatur in Coles County, not far from the old Lincoln home, when, at a given signal, there marched r inscribed: Two rails from a lot made by Abraham Lincoln and John Hanks in the Sangamon Bottom in ly and unanimously adopted declaring that Abraham Lincoln is the first choice of the Republican parelf. On the preceding 5th of March, one of Mr. Lincoln's New England speeches had been made at Harn in Hartford and adjoining towns, and when Mr. Lincoln was made candidate for President, every cit while denouncing the political views of both Lincoln and Breckinridge, he nevertheless openly decl than principle, to bring about the fusion of Lincoln's opponents on some agreed ratio of a divisioction, which occurred upon November 6, 1860. Lincoln electors were chosen in every one of the free thirty-nine; and for Douglas, twelve; giving Lincoln a clear majority of fifty-seven in the whole [9 more...]
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