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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 6 0 Browse Search
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Chapter 2. Sarah Lincoln. she attends school with her brother Abraham. the tribute by helm to Abe, the little boy. boyhood exploits with John Duncan and Austin Gollaher. dissatisfaction of Thomas Lincoln with Kentucky. the removal to Indiana. the half-faced camp. Thomas and Betsy Sparrow follow. how Thomas Lincoln and the Sparrows farmed. life in the Lincoln cabin. Abe and David Turnham go to mill. appearance of the milk sick in the Pigeon creek settlement. death of the Sparrows. death of Nancy Lincoln. the widowerhood of Thomas Lincoln. he marries Sarah Bush Johnston. the Lincoln and Johnston children.--‘Tilda Johnston's 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 stepmother. Sarah, the sister of Abraham Lincoln, though in some respects like her brother, lacked his stature. She was thick-set, had dark-brown hair, deep-gray eyes, and
Chapter3. Abe reads his first law-book. the fight between John Johnston and William Grigsby. recollections of Elizabeth Crawford. marriage of Sarah Lincoln and Aaron Grigsby. the wedding song. the Chronicles of Reuben. more poetry. Abe attends court at Booneville. the accident at Gordon's mill. borrowing law-books of Judge Pitcher. compositions on Temperance and Government. the journey with Allen Gentry to New Orleans. return to Indiana. Customs and superstition of the pioneers. reappearance of the milk sick. removal to Illinois. Abe and his pet dog. The first law book Lincoln ever read was The statutes of Indiana. He obtained the volume from his friend David Turnham, who testifies that he fairly devoured the book in his eager efforts to abstract the store of knowledge that lay between the lids. No doubt, as Turnham insists, the study of the statutes at this early day led Abe to think of the law as his calling in maturer years. At any rate he now