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sive man by all odds in the village. He was certainly an odd character, if we accept the judgment of his contemporaries. By some he is given the character of a clear-headed, brisk man of affairs. By others he is variously described as wild, noisy, and reckless, or windy, rattle-brained, unsteady, and Improvident. Despite the unenviable traits ascribed to him he was good at heart and a generous friend of Lincoln. His boast that the latter could outrun, whip, or throw down any man in Sangamon county was soon tested, as we shall presently see, for, as another has truthfully expressed it, honors such as Offut accorded to Abe were to be won before they were worn at New Salem. In the neighborhood of the village, or rather a few miles to the south-west, lay a strip of timber called Clary's Grove. The boys who lived there were a terror to the entire region — seemingly a necessary product of frontier civilization. They were friendly and good-natured; they could trench a pond, dig a bo
's call was prompt and energetic. In the company from Sangamon county Lincoln enlisted, and now for the first time entered owever, in grim, soldierly severity he marched with the Sangamon county contingent to Rushville, While at the rendezvous at was threatened -we need not be told to which side the Sangamon county company to a man would have gone. A general order foronger as danger approaches death. A soldier of the Sangamon county company broke into the officers' quarters one night, a morning at daybreak, when the army began to move, the Sangamon county company, much to their captain's astonishment, were unief period of service, along with the remainder of the Sangamon county soldiers, he departed from the scenes of recent hostilammatical errors in his first address to the voters of Sangamon county, his principal hobby being the navigation of the Sangais dated March 9, 1832, and addressed to the People of Sangamon county. In it he takes up all the leading questions of the d
ssion previous had in its apportionment bill increased the delegation from Sangamon county to seven Representatives and two Senators. Party conventions had not yet r pardon for declining it. That I once had the confidence of the people of Sangamon county is sufficiently evident; and if I have done anything, either by design or who was a hide-bound Democrat, was in politics the most unreliable man in Sangamon county. A vein of irony runs all through the letter, especially where in such a the extent of which no one envied him. In the election which followed, Sangamon county in a political sense was entirely turned over. Hitherto the Democrats hadewitt Clinton of Illinois. The representatives in the Legislature from Sangamon county had been instructed by a mass convention of their constituents to vote forng this protest. Dan Stone, A. Lincoln, Representatives from the county of Sangamon. This document so adroitly drawn and worded, this protest pruned of any of
lous than wise, charged that I was in a certain way weakening the influence of the firm. I am flattered to know that Lincoln turned on this last named individual with the retort, I know my own business, I reckon. I know Billy Herndon better than anybody, and even if what you say of him is true I intend to stick by him. Lincoln's effort to obtain the Congressional nomination in 1843 brought out several unique and amusing incidents. He and Edward D. Baker were the two aspirants from Sangamon county, but Baker's long residence, extensive acquaintance, and general popularity were obstacles Lincoln could not overcome; accordingly, at the last moment, Lincoln reluctantly withdrew from the field. In a letter to his friend Speed, dated March 24, 1843, he describes the situation as follows: We had a meeting of the Whigs of the county here on last Monday, to appoint delegates to a district convention; and Baker beat me, and got the delegation instructed to go for him. The meeting, in sp