responsibility of every step he made; but now they were no longer to continue in the partnership.
Many of them wanted no office, but all of them felt great interest as well as pride in his future.
A few attempted to keep up a correspondence with him, but his answers were tardy and irregular.
Because he did not appoint a goodly portion of his early associates to comfortable offices, and did not interest himself in the welfare of everyone whom he had known in Illinois
, or met while on the circuit, the erroneous impression grew that his