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Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 838 2 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 280 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 246 2 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 180 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 140 0 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 96 2 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 80 0 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 76 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 66 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 63 1 Browse Search
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ny question. This made him a formidable antagonist in argumentative controversy. I have heard Lincoln say that Calhoun gave him more trouble in his debates than Douglas ever did, because he was more captivating in his manner and a more learned man than Douglas. But to resume. The recommendation of Lincoln's friends was suffiDouglas. But to resume. The recommendation of Lincoln's friends was sufficient to induce Calhoun to appoint him one of his deputies. At the time he received notice of his selection by Calhoun, Lincoln was out in the woods near New Salem splitting rails. A friend named Pollard Simmons, who still survives and has related the incident to me, walked out to the point where he was working with the cheeringt this time, who had the courage to deal with public office as he did, was certainly made of unalloyed material. No wonder in after years when he was defeated by Douglas he could inspire his friends by the admonition not to give up after one nor one hundred defeats. After taking service with Calhoun, Lincoln found he had but li
Legislature at Vandalia. first meeting with Douglas. the society of Vandalia. pioneer legislatimembers of the outside or third body was Stephen A. Douglas, whom Lincoln then saw for the first time. Douglas had come from Vermont only the year before, but was already undertaking to supplant Johnder the operation of the new system was Stephen A. Douglas, who was elected to the Legislature fromnd far-reaching plans he was not alone. Stephen A. Douglas, John A. McClernand, James Shields, and ssful — defeating the wily and ambitious Stephen A. Douglas. In consequence of the political allurmogan was judge of the Circuit Court, and Stephen A. Douglas was prosecuting attorney. Among the atttle going on among these would-be statesmen. Douglas, I recollect, was leading on the Democratic se is no place to talk politics. In answer to Douglas's challenge the contest was entered into. It took place in the Presbyterian Church. Douglas, Calhoun, Lamborn, and Thomas represented the Demo[3 more...]
Lincoln. the courtship. the flirtation with Douglas the advice of Speed. how Lincoln broke the as no less than the dashing and handsome Stephen A. Douglas, who now appeared on the scene in the guise of a rival. As a society man Douglas was infinitely more accomplished, more attractive and in who believe this warm reciprocation of young Douglas' affection was a mere flirtation on Mary Toddming from Mrs. Lincoln herself that she loved Douglas, and but for her promise to marry Lincoln wou two young men ended in a spell of sickness. Douglas, still hopeful, was warm in the race, but thee confided the real cause of her illness, saw Douglas and induced him to end his pursuit, Mrs. H If Miss Todd intended by her flirtation with Douglas to test Lincoln's devotion, she committed a gits, and things moved on smoothly as before. Douglas had dropped out of the race, and everything per perhaps viewed Miss Todd's flirtation with Douglas: What earthly consideration, he asks, would y[1 more...]
cts ahead, and his every move was watched by her with the closest interest. If to other persons he seemed homely, to her he was the embodiment of noble manhood, and each succeeding day impressed upon her the wisdom of her choice of Lincoln over Douglas — if in reality she ever seriously accepted the latter's attentions. Mr. Lincoln may not be as handsome a figure, she said one day in the office during her husband's absence, when the conversation turned on Douglas, but the people are perhaps nDouglas, but the people are perhaps not aware that his heart is as large as his arms are long. Mrs. Lincoln accompanied her husband to Washington and remained during one session of Congress. While there they boarded at the same house with Joshua R. Giddings, and when in 1856 the valiant old Abolitionist came to take part in the canvass in Illinois, he early sought out Lincoln, with whom he had been so favorably impressed several years before. On his way home from Congress Lincoln came by way of Niagara Falls and down Lake Eri
cago. It was tried in the United States Circuit Court at Chicago in April and May, 1860. During the trial, the Court-Judge Drummond--and all the counsel on both sides dined at the residence of Isaac N. Arnold, afterwards a member of Congress. Douglas and Lincoln, relates Mr. Arnold, were at the time both candidates for the nomination for President. There were active and ardent political friends of each at the table, and when the sentiment was proposed, May Illinois furnish the next President, it was drank with enthusiasm by the friends of both Lincoln and Douglas. Arnold's Lincoln, p. 90. I could fill this volume with reminiscences of Lincoln's career as a lawyer, but lest the reader should tire of what must savor in many cases of monotony it is best to move on. I have made this portion of the book rather full; but as Lincoln's individuality and peculiarities were more marked in the law office and court-room than anywhere else it will play its part in making up the pictur
ll. the signs of discontent. the arrival of Douglas in Chicago. speech at the State fair. the as. The rude and partly hostile reception of Douglas, on his arrival in Chicago, did not in any deissue containing the speeches of Lincoln and Douglas on this occasion was my own, and while in desnd elsewhere, who had urged him to push after Douglas till he cried, enough, were surprised a few dLincoln was much displeased at this action of Douglas, which tended to convince him that the latterawal from the stump. After the Peoria debate Douglas approached him and flattered him by saying thm their friends, and both declined to speak — Douglas, on the ground of hoarseness, and Lincoln gallantly refusing to take advantage of Judge Douglas's indisposition. Here they separated, Lincoln gnext morning and escorted him to this place. Douglas spoke first one half-hour and was answered by Lovejoy one half-hour, when Douglas talked till dark, giving no opportunity for reply. Yours t[17 more...]
in Chicago. the joint canvass. Lincoln and Douglas contrasted. Lincoln on the stump. positionsHe is more of a man at heart and morally than Douglas, and has gone into this fight with more earneo in so many words, yet his feelings are with Douglas. I know it from the spirit and drift of his et the future alone; it will all come right. Douglas is a brave man. Forget the past and sustain tOctober 15. I agree to your suggestion, wrote Douglas, that we shall alternately open and close there so nearly parallel as those of Lincoln and Douglas. They met for the first time at the Legislatssion has grown up in recent years concerning Douglas's ability and standing as a lawyer. One of te here the speeches made by either Lincoln or Douglas in their justly renowned debate. Briefly staume, to insert here the seven questions which Douglas propounded to Lincoln at their first meeting eam heavier than it will pull through. As to Douglas, he is like the man's boy who (he said) didn'[46 more...]
es' entrance and overheard her husband's jocose expression. Her indignation was so instantaneous she made the situation exceedingly interesting for him, and he was glad to retreat from the mansion. He did not return till very late at night and then slipped quietly in at a rear door. Lincoln was for the time her firmest friend. One servant, who adjusted herself to suit the lady's capricious ways, lived with the family for several years. She told me that at the time of the debate between Douglas and Lincoln she often heard the latter's wife boast that she would yet be mistress of the White House. The secret of her ability to endure the eccentricities of her mistress came out in the admission that Mr. Lincoln gave her an extra dollar each week on condition that she would brave whatever storms might arise, and suffer whatever might befall her, without complaint. It was a rather severe condition, but she lived rigidly up to her part of the contract. The money was paid secretly and
ook. attempts to lecture. on the stump with Douglas in Ohio. incidents of the Ohio canvass. thee advertisement given him in the contest with Douglas — came in very freely; but beyond the three adifference of position between himself and Judge Douglas on the doctrine of Popular Sovereignty, he said: Judge Douglas has had a good deal of trouble with Popular Sovereignty. His explanations, ex publishing his speeches, along with those of Douglas, to be used and distributed as a campaign docat the time of the debate between Lincoln and Douglas, was a book publisher in Springfield. Lincoln by virtue of his course in the contest with Douglas. Lincoln's friend in Kansas, instead of secu vote of 1,857,610 for Lincoln; 1,291,574 for Douglas; 850,022 for Breckenridge; and 646,124 for Beived 180 votes, Breckenridge 72, Bell 39, and Douglas 12. Lincoln electors were chosen in seventn between Democrats, Lincoln secured four and Douglas three of the electors. Alabama, Arkansas, De[7 more...]
soon Mr. Lincoln absented himself for perhaps two minutes and returned with a copy of the debates between himself and Judge Douglas. He placed the book on his knee, as he sat back on two legs of his chair, and wrote on the fly-leaf, J. S. Bliss, form had been built out from the steps to the eastern portico, with benches for distinguished spectators on three sides. Douglas, the only one I recognized, sat at the extreme end of the seat on the right of the narrow passage leading from the stepsf the railing, but could not find a place for the hat except on the floor, where I could see he did not like to risk it. Douglas, who fully took in the situation, came to rescue of his old friend and rival, and held the precious hat until the owner is inaugural address in a clear and distinct voice. It was attentively listened to by all, but the closest listener was Douglas, who leaned forward as if to catch every word, nodding his head emphatically at those passages which most pleased him. T
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