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the store, and now went at it with renewed zeal. He borrowed law-books of his former comrade in the Black Hawk war, John T. Stuart, who was practicing law in Springfield, frequently walking there to return one and borrow another. His determinationrried open in his hand, and claimed to have mastered forty pages of Blackstone during the first day after his return from Stuart's office. At New Salem he frequently sat barefooted under the shade of a tree near the store, poring over a volume of Chat he knew more than all of the other candidates put together. The election took place in August. Lincoln's friend, John T. Stuart, was also a candidate on the legislative ticket. He encouraged Lincoln's canvas in every way, even at the risk of saecinct, made out in the handwriting of Lincoln, which also gives Dawson's vote at 1390. Lincoln 1376, Carpenter 1170, and Stuart 1164. At last Lincoln had been elected to the legislature, and by a very flattering majority. In order, as he himsel
nsed to practise law. in partnership with John T. Stuart. early practice. generosity of Joshua F.ceived such encouraging assurances from Major John T. Stuart and other leading citizens, he felt constart. Lincoln used to come to our office — Stuart's and mine — in Springfield from New Salem andtner of his comrade in the Black Hawk war, John T. Stuart, who had gained rather an extensive practiraged Lincoln to continue in the study of law. Stuart had emigrated from Kentucky in 1828, and on ac. In consequence of the political allurments, Stuart did not give to the law his undivided time or which preceded a few days his partnership with Stuart, had been graphically described by his friend, many promising spirits. Edward D. Baker, John T. Stuart, Cyrus Walker, Samuel H. Treat, Jesse B. To believe that Lincoln did not, after entering Stuart's office, do as much deep and assiduous studyie court room, which was immediately underneath Stuart and Lincoln's office. Just above the platform[4 more...]<
esperate. His condition began to improve after a few weeks, and a letter written to his partner Stuart, on the 23d of January, 1841, three weeks after the scene at Edwards' house, reveals more perfec1, John J. Hardin announced his illness in the House. Four days afterward he wrote the letter to Stuart from which I have quoted a few lines. Towards the close of the session, however, he resumed his r he was taken, and there amid the quiet surroundings he found the change of scene which he told Stuart might help him. He was living under the cloud of melancholia, and sent to the Sangamon Journal a he never would forget. After April 14, 1841, when Lincoln retired from the partnership with Stuart, who had gone to Congress, he had been associated with Stephen T. Logan, a man who had, as he deority was 690, and exceeded that of any of his predecessors on the Whig ticket, commencing with Stuart in 1834 and continuing on down to the days of Yates in 1852. Before Lincoln's departure for
. Therefore the sooner it ends the better. Letter to H. Keeling, Esq., March 3, 1858, Ms. Messrs. Stuart and Edwards once brought a suit against a client of ours which involved the title to considecase for the time seemed hopeless. One morning, however, I accidentally overheard a remark from Stuart indicating his fear lest a certain fact should happen to come into our possession. I felt some rew up a fictitious plea, averring as best I could the substance of the doubts I knew existed in Stuart's mind. The plea was as skilfully drawn as I knew how, and was framed as if we had the evidencole thing was a sham, but so constructed as to work the desired continuance, because I knew that Stuart and Edwards believed the facts were as I pleaded them. This was done in the absence and withouthe negative, at the same time following up my answer with an explanation of what I had overheard Stuart intimate, and of how these alleged facts could be called facts if a certain construction were pu
e at the same time he never would know which was the sharpest. As Lincoln grew into public favor and achieved such marked success in the profession, half the bar of Springfield began to be envious of his growing popularity. I believe there is less jealousy and bitter feeling among lawyers than professional men of any other class; but it should be borne in mind that in that early day a portion of the bar in every county seat, if not a majority of the lawyers everywhere, were politicians. Stuart frequently differed from Lincoln on political questions, and was full of envy. Likewise those who coincided 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 suffered no more than other great characters who preceded him in the world's history. That which Lincoln's adversaries in a lawsuit feared most of all was his apparent disregard of custom or professional propriety in managing a
Chapter 12. Speech before the Scott Club. a talk with John T. Stuart. newspapers and political literature. passage of the Kansas ambition for, the great distinction that lay in store for him. John T. Stuart relates Statement, J. T. S., Ms., July 21, 1865. that, as hen of the political situation. As we were coming down the hill, are Stuart's words, I said, Lincoln, the time is coming when we shall have to hed in the Springfield Journal. No sooner had it appeared than John T. Stuart, who, with others, was endeavoring to retard Lincoln in his adveturned an emphatic No. Then, exclaimed the startled and indignant Stuart, you have ruined him. But I was by no means alarmed at what othersorder to vindicate myself if assailed I immediately sat down, after Stuart had rushed out of the office, and wrote Lincoln, who was then in Ta his answer: All right; go ahead. Will meet you-radicals and all. Stuart subsided, and the conservative spirits who hovered around Springfie
his infidelity. As he grew older he grew more discreet; didn't talk much before strangers about his religion; but to friends, close and bosom ones, he was always open and avowed, fair and honest; to strangers, he held them off from policy. John T. Stuart, who was Lincoln's first partner, substantially endorses the above. He was an avowed and open infidel, declares Stuart, and sometimes bordered on atheism; . ... went further against Christian beliefs and doctrines and principles than any manStuart, and sometimes bordered on atheism; . ... went further against Christian beliefs and doctrines and principles than any man I ever heard; he shocked me. I don't remember the exact line of his argument; suppose it was against the inherent defects, so-called, of the Bible, and on grounds of reason. Lincoln always denied that Jesus was the Christ of God--denied that Jesus was the son of God as understood and maintained by the Christian Church. David Davis tells us this: The idea that Lincoln talked to a stranger about his religion or religious views, or made such speeches and remarks about it as are published, is to
nds, Lincoln's melancholy never failed to impress any man who ever saw or knew him. The perpetual look of sadness was his most prominent feature. The cause of this peculiar condition was a matter of frequent discussion among his friends. John T. Stuart said it was due to his abnormal digestion. His liver failed to work properly — did not secrete bile — and his bowels were equally as inactive. I used to advise him to take blue-mass pills, related Stuart, and he did take them before he wentStuart, and he did take them before he went to Washington, and for five months while he was President, but when I came on to Congress he told me he had ceased using them because they made him cross. The reader can hardly realize the extent of this peculiar tendency to gloom. One of Lincoln's colleagues in the Legislature of Illinois is authority for the statement coming from Lincoln himself that this mental depression became so intense at times he never dared carry a pocket-knife. Two things greatly intensified his characteristic sadn