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t of the declarations and pleas were written by him also. This sort of exercise was never congenial to him, and it was the only time, save a brief period under Judge Logan, that he served as junior partner and performed the labor required of one who serves in that rather subordinate capacity. He had not yet learned to love work. it is probable the matter of pay never entered Butler's mind. He was not only able but willing to befriend the young lawyer in this and many other ways. Stephen T. Logan was judge of the Circuit Court, and Stephen A. Douglas was prosecuting attorney. Among the attorneys we find many promising spirits. Edward D. Baker, John Douglas's challenge the contest was entered into. It took place in the Presbyterian Church. Douglas, Calhoun, Lamborn, and Thomas represented the Democrats; and Logan, Baker, Browning, and Lincoln, in the order named, presented the Whig side of the question. One evening was given to each man, and it therefore required over a we
with Martin Van Buren. partnership with Stephen T. Logan. partnership with William H. Herndon. Cg the best nisi prius lawyer in the State. Judge Logan was a very orderly but somewhat technical loney, and died a rich man. Lincoln had none of Logan's qualities. He was anything but studious, annger, and yet his mind and makeup so impressed Logan that he was invited into the partnership with rroundings to overcome the judge or the jury. Logan was scrupulously exact, and used extraordinaryuch business. He gravely signs the firm name, Logan and Lincoln, to this unlawyerlike letter and s had their eyes set on the race for Congress. Logan's claim to the honor lay in his age and the serdin in 1844, Lincoln was elected in 1846, and Logan was nominated but defeated in 1848. Lincoln ppale-faced, consumptive man, with a voice like Logan's, has just concluded the very best speech of friends he was against me and for Baker. Judge Logan's defeat in 1848 left Lincoln still in a me[11 more...]
the circuit in this way he studied Euclid until he could with ease demonstrate all the propositions in the six books. How he could maintain his mental equilibrium or concentrate his thoughts on an abstract mathematical proposition, while Davis, Logan, Swett, Edwards, and I so industriously and volubly filled the air with our interminable snoring was a problem none of us could ever solve. I was on the circuit with Lincoln probably one-fourth of the time. The remainder of my time was spent ind had the usual amount of seeds to distribute to the farmers. These were sent out with Free Soil and Republican documents. In my efforts to clean up, I found that some of the seeds had sprouted in the dirt that had collected in the office. Judge Logan and Milton Hay occupied the front offices on the same floor with Lincoln and Herndon, and one day Mr. Hay came in and said with apparent astonishment: What's happened here? Oh, nothing, replied Lincoln, pointing to me, only this young man has
ncided with Lincoln in his political views were disturbed in the same way. Even Logan was not wholly free from the degrading passion. But in this respect Lincoln susome ingeniously planned interruption not on the programme. In a case where Judge Logan--always earnest and grave -opposed him, Lincoln created no little merriment by his reference to Logan's style of dress. He carried the surprise in store for the latter, till he reached his turn before the jury. Addressing them, he said: Germit yourselves to be overcome by the eloquence of counsel for the defense. Judge Logan, I know, is an effective lawyer. I have met him too often to doubt that; bution and fastidiousness, he hasn't knowledge enough to put his shirt on right. Logan turned red as crimson, but sure enough, Lincoln was correct, for the former hadpleated bosom behind. The general laugh which followed destroyed the effect of Logan's eloquence over the jury — the very point at which Lincoln aimed. The tria
r him after they had acted with us long enough to satisfy their consciences and constituents. Our object was to force an election before they got through with their programme. We were savagely opposed to Matteson, and so was Mr. Lincoln, who said that if we did not drop in and unite upon Trumbull the five men above-named would go for Matteson and elect him, which would be an everlasting disgrace to the State. We reluctantly complied: went to Trumbull and elected him. I remember that Judge S. T. Logan gave up Lincoln with great reluctance. He begged hard to try him on one or two ballots more, but Mr. Lincoln urged us not to risk it longer. I never saw the latter more earnest and decided. He congratulated Trumbull warmly, although of course greatly disappointed and mortified at his own want of success. --Joseph Gillespie, letter, September 19, 1866. This frustration of Lincoln's ambition had a marked effect on his political views. It was plain to him now that the irrepressib
e hosts were gathered for the great convention in Chicago. David Davis had rented rooms in the Tremont House and opened up Lincoln's headquarters. I was not a delegate, but belonged to the contingent which had Lincoln's interests in charge. Judge Logan was the Springfield delegate, and to him Lincoln had given a letter authorizing the withdrawal of his name whenever his friends deemed such action necessary or proper. Davis was the active man, and had the business management in charge. If aritten in pencil, I agree with Seward in his Irrepressible Conflict, but I do not endorse his Higher Law doctrine. Then he added in words underscored. Make no contracts that will bind me. This paper was brought into the room where Davis, Judd, Logan, and I were gathered, and was read to us. But Lincoln was down in Springfield, some distance away from Chicago, and could therefore not appreciate the gravity of the situation; at least so Davis argued, and, viewing it in that light, the latter w