unusual pressure of office-seekers, in addition to his other cares, literally worn out. Pushing everything aside: he said to one of the party: Have you seen the Nasby papers?
No, I have not, was the answer; who is Nasby?
There is a chap out in Ohio, returned the President, who has been writing a series of letters in the newspapers over the signature of Petroleum V. Nasby.
Some one sent me a pamphlet collection of them the other day. I am going to write to Petroleum to come down here, and I e.
The instant he ceased, the book was thrown aside, his countenance relapsed into its habitual serious expression, and the business before him was entered upon with the utmost earnestness.
During the dark days of ‘62, the Hon. Mr. Ashley, of Ohio, had occasion to call at the White House early one morning, just after news of a disaster.
Mr. Lincoln commenced some trifling narration, to which the impulsive congressman was in no mood to listen.
He rose to his feet and said: Mr. President,