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l that portion relating to the birth of Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Nancy Lincoln, down to the word Nancy has been torn awo the world. After him came the last child, a boy — named Thomas after his father — who lived but a few days. No mention orest. The story of his death in sight of his youngest son Thomas, then only six years old, is by no means a new one to the r. The dead pioneer had three sons, Mordecai, Josiah, and Thomas, in the order named. When the father fell, Mordecai, havi dead father's body. Beside the latter sat the little boy Thomas. Mordecai took deliberate aim at a silver crescent which ed before he died to have satisfaction. The youngest boy, Thomas, retained a vivid recollection of his father's death, whic in which they lived, were intelligent, well-to-do men. In Thomas, roving and shiftless, to whom was reserved the honor of a Henry Sparrow — and sent to live with her aunt and uncle, Thomas and Betsy Sparrow. Under this same roof the irrepressible<
e boy. boyhood exploits with John Duncan and Austin Gollaher. dissatisfaction of Thomas Lincoln with Kentucky. the removal to Indiana. the half-faced camp. Thomas and Betsy Sparrow follow. how Thomas Lincoln and the Sparrows farmed. life in the Lincoln cabin. Abe and David Turnham go to mill. appearance of the milk sickoor, door, nor windows. In this forbidding hovel these doughty emigrants braved the exposure of the varying seasons for an entire year. At the end of that time Thomas and Betsy Sparrow followed, bringing with them Dennis Hanks; and to them Thomas Lincoln surrendered the half-faced camp, while he moved into a more pretentious sto the risk of losing his own life, was enough, he declared, to ruin him, and prompted him to leave for points further west. Early in October of the year 1818, Thomas and Betsy Sparrow fell ill of the disease and died within a few days of each other. Thomas Lincoln performed the services of undertaker. With his whipsaw he cut
T. Stuart, Cyrus Walker, Samuel H. Treat, Jesse B. Thomas, George Forquer, Dan Stone, Ninian W. Edwuglas, Baker, Calhoun, Browning, Lamborn, Jesse B. Thomas and others. Only those who were present terian Church. Douglas, Calhoun, Lamborn, and Thomas represented the Democrats; and Logan, Baker, B said, hastened to the meeting, and soon after Thomas closed, stepped upon the platform and responde manner of its delivery. He felt the sting of Thomas's allusions, and for the first time, on the ster along, he was without a rival. He imitated Thomas in gesture and voice, at times caricaturing his walk and the very motion of his body. Thomas, like everybody else, had some peculiarities of expre gave way to, intense and scathing ridicule. Thomas, who was obliged to sit near by and endure theyears afterwards it was called the skinning of Thomas. Speed was there, so were A. Y. Ellis, Niniannd to rid his good-nature of a load, hunted up Thomas and made ample apology. The incident and its [1 more...]
and friends, Lincoln would find some excuse and refuse to go. We said nothing, but it seemed to us all he was not domestically happy. He exercised no government of any kind over his household. His children did much as they pleased. Many of their antics he approved, and he restrained them in nothing. He never reproved them or gave them a fatherly frown. He was the most indulgent parent I have ever known. He was in the habit, when at home on Sunday, of bringing his two boys, Willie and Thomas — or Tad --down to the office to remain while his wife attended church. He seldom accompanied her there. The boys were absolutely unrestrained in their amusement. If they pulled down all the books from the shelves, bent the points of all the pens, overturned inkstands, scattered law-papers over the floor, or threw the pencils into the spittoon, it never disturbed the serenity of their father's good-nature. Frequently absorbed in thought, he never observed their mischievous but destructiv
aired to the railway station, where the train which was to convey them to Washington awaited the ceremony of departure. The intention was to stop at many of the principal cities along the route, and plenty of time had been alloted for the purpose. Mr. Lincoln had told me that a man named Wood had been recommended to him by Mr. Seward, and he had been placed in charge of the party as a sort of general manager. The party, besides the President, his wife, and three sons, Robert, William, and Thomas, consisted of his brother-in-law, Dr. W. S. Wallace, David Davis, Norman B. Judd, Elmer E. Ellsworth, Ward H. Lamon, and the President's two secretaries, John G. Nicolay and John Hay. Colonel E. V. Sumner and other army gentlemen were also in the car, and some friends of Mr. Lincoln--among them 0. H. Browning, Governor Yates, and ex-Governor Moore--started with the party from Springfield, but dropped out at points along the way. The day was a stormy one, with dense clouds hanging heavily ove
all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. With the coming of spring the great armies, awakening from their long winter's sleep, began preparations for the closing campaign. Sherman had already made that grandest march of modern times, from the mountains of Tennessee through Georgia to the sea, while Grant, with stolid indifference to public criticism and newspaper abuse, was creeping steadily on through swamp and ravine to Richmond. Thomas had defeated Hood in Tennessee, sending the latter back with his army demoralized, cut in pieces, and ruined. The young and daring Sheridan had driven Early out of the Shenandoah Valley after a series of brilliant engagements. The Kearsarge had sunk the Alabama in foreign waters. Farragut had captured Mobile, and the Union forces held undisputed possession of the West and the Mississippi Valley from the lakes to the gulf. Meanwhile Sherman, undaunted by the perils of a further march thro