The shipt thus thrown out by Mr Seward was speedily followed up by active engineering.
The winter was thus appropriated on an extensive scale of operations.
The results were positively astounding to all the and Lincoln Republican factions, with the return of the first month of spring.
The Republican State Convention of New Hampshire opened fire in favor of Mr. Lincoln, and this signal was followed by a continuous volley from Lincoln State Legislatures and State Conventions from Pennsylvania to California.
The National Republican Committee, meantime — no doubt duty posted up — met in Washington and appointed the 7th June for their Presidential Convention, and thus, with a majority of the delegates and the time and place arranged to their liking, the Lincoln engineers began to flatter themselves that the succession was settled.
Mr. Seward, the Binir family, Simon Cameron, Thurlow Weed, and the Chevalier Forney, were among the happiest of men.
But their rejoicing began t