, on the Illinois Central Railroad, and as he went in an old omnibus he played on a boy's harp all the way to the depot.
I used to attend the Danville court
, and while there, usually roomed with Lincoln
We stopped at McCormick's hotel, an old-fashioned frame country tavern.
Jurors, counsel, prisoners, everybody ate at a long table.
The judge, Lincoln
, and I had the ladies' parlor fitted up with two beds.
, of Bloomington
, of Covington, Ind.
, O. L. Davis
, Ward Lamon
, and 0. F. Harmon
, of Danville
, Whiteman, of Iroquois County
, and Chandler
, of Williamsport, Ind.
, constituted the bar. Lincoln
, I, and others who came from the western part of the state would drive from Urbana
The distance was thirty-six miles. We sang and exchanged stories all the way. We had no hesitation in stopping at a farm-house and ordering them to kill and cook a chicken for dinner.
By dark we reached Danville
would have whiskey in his office for the drinking ones, and those who indulged in petty gambling would get by themselves and play till late in the night.
, and a few local wits would spend the evening in Davis
's room, talking politics, wisdom, and fun. Lincoln
were the great lawyers, and Lincoln
always wanted Swett
in jury cases.
We who stopped at the hotel would all breakfast together and frequently go out into the woods and hold court.
We were of more consequence than a court and bar is now. The feelings were those of ”