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John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 24 0 Browse Search
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a similar debate, and on his return to Springfield Lincoln wrote out and printed his speech in fulssed with the genius which immediately made Mr. Lincoln a power in American politics. His grasp ofce becomes apparent. In this single effort Mr. Lincoln had risen from the class of the politician on that Douglas, disconcerted and troubled by Lincoln's unexpected manifestation of power in the Spng of his successor. It is not probable that Lincoln built much hope upon this coming political ch party disintegration had been only partial. Lincoln and his party friends still called themselveson. On the ninth ballot it became evident to Lincoln that there was danger of a new Democratic canhe solution. Not quite three years later Mr. Lincoln made the concluding problem of this letter esitation became impossible. Early in 1856 Mr. Lincoln began to take an active part in organizing able because of the closing address made by Mr. Lincoln in one of his most impressive oratorical mo[2 more...]