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ts censure between Lincoln and his wife. Mary Todd, who afterwards became the wife of Mr. Lincoof the Edwardses, Lincoln was led to call on Miss Todd. He was charmed with her wit and beauty, no Douglas' affection was a mere flirtation on Mary Todd's part, intended. to spur Lincoln up, to ma. which he did with great reluctance. If Miss Todd intended by her flirtation with Douglas to t The letter, relates Speed, was addressed to Mary Todd, and in it he made a plain statement of his n on things nearer home. His relations with Mary Todd were still strained, but reminders of his pes glorious possibilities, and desiring to do Mary Todd a kindly act, determined to bring about a reconciliation. She knew that Miss Todd had by letter a few days after that fatal first of January, hter, Abraham Lincoln was at last married to Mary Todd. While dressing for the wedding in his rod the loss forever of a happy home. With Miss Todd a different motive, but one equally as unfor[17 more...]
r of territorial posts by President Taylor. a journey to Washington and incidents. return to Illinois. settling down to practice law. life on the circuit. story-telling. habits as lawyer and methods of study. law-office of Lincoln and Herndon. recollections of Littlefleld. studying Euclid. taste for literature. Lincoln's first appearance in the Supreme Court of Illinois. professional honor and personal honesty. the juror in the divorce case. After the wedding of Lincoln and Miss Todd at the Edwards mansion we hear but little of them as a married couple till the spring of 1843, when the husband writes to his friend Speed, who had been joined to his black-eyed Fanny a little over a year, with regard to his life as a married man. Are you possessing houses and lands, he writes, and oxen and asses and men-servants and maid-servants, and begetting sons and daughters? We are not keeping house, but boarding at the Globe Tavern, which is very well kept now by a widow lady of t
ers still reside in Springfield. If ever my husband dies, . she ejaculated during the ride, his spirit will never find me living outside the limits of a slave State. as proud and as ambitious to exercise the rights of supremacy in society as Mary Todd should repent of her marriage to the man I have just described surely need occasion no surprise in the mind of anyone. Both she and the man whose hand she accepted acted along the lines of human conduct, and both reaped the bitter harvest of cs, who still survives, maintains the theory that, after all, Lincoln's political ascendancy and final elevation to the Presidency were due more to the influence of his wife than to any other person or cause. The fact, insists this friend, that Mary Todd, by her turbulent nature and unfortunate manner, prevented her husband from becoming a domestic man, operated largely in his favor; for he was thereby kept out in the world of business and politics. Instead of spending his evenings at home, r