Therefore I was fortunate enough to witness the stirring scenes of those eventful days which prepared me for the memorable ones preceding and during the Civil War..
At the November election in 1856 my husband was elected to the Illinois legislature.
He resigned his position as prosecuting attorney, greatly to the delight of the criminal class in the third judicial district.
He had convicted so many during his term that he had become a terror to evil-doers.
Our little son, John Cunningham Logan, was but two months old when the legislature convened in January, 1857.
I decided that it would not be wise to leave our comfortable home with a young baby to live in a hotel.
Therefore my husband's brother, William H. Logan, who was reading law in my husband's office, stayed with me while Mr. Logan went to Springfield for the session of the legislature, which in those days was never of more than two or three months duration.
The session proved rather an important one, my husb