polite request--one in which no principle was involved.
I have heard him say, “It's a fortunate thing I wasn't born a woman, for I cannot refuse anything, it seems.”
He therefore consented to the cessation of debate proposed by Douglas
, and the next day both went to the town of Lacon
, where they had been billed for speeches.
Their agreement was kept from their friends, and both declined to speak — Douglas
, on the ground of hoarseness, and Lincoln
gallantly refusing to take advantage of “Judge Douglas
Here they separated, Lincoln
going directly home, and Douglas
, as before related, stopping at Princeton
and colliding in debate with Owen Lovejoy
Upon being charged afterwards with his breech of agreement Douglas
responded that Lovejoy
“bantered and badgered” him so persistently he could not gracefully resist the encounter.
The whole thing thoroughly displeased Lincoln
During this campaign Lincoln
was nominated and elected to the Legislature.
This was done in the face of his unwillingness and over his protest.