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chief city of the insurgents in such humbleness and simplicity. He had gone two weeks before to City Point for a visit to General Grant, and to his son, Captain Robert Lincoln, who was serving on Grant's staff. Making his home on the steamer which brought him, and enjoying what was probably the most satisfactory relaxation in wipally of negroes, following the little group of marines and officers, with the tall form of the President in its center; and, having learned that it was indeed Mr. Lincoln, giving expression to joy and gratitude in the picturesque emotional ejaculations of the colored race. It is easy also to imagine the sharp anxiety of those whmoment culminate against the man they looked upon as the incarnation of their misfortunes. But no accident befell him. Reaching General Weitzel's headquarters, Mr. Lincoln rested in the mansion Jefferson Davis had occupied as President of the Confederacy, and after a day of sightseeing returned to his steamer and to Washington, to
Chapter 36. Lincoln's interviews with Campbell Withdraws authority for meeting of Virginia legislature conferencefooting grand review of the army While in Richmond, Mr. Lincoln had two interviews with John A. Campbell, rebel Secretarf the commissioners at the Hampton Roads conference, and Mr. Lincoln now gave him a written memorandum repeating in substanced the news he had that morning received of the murder of Mr. Lincoln. The Confederate general expressed his unfeigned sorrowbe said, moreover, in extenuation of his course, that President Lincoln's despatch to Grant of March 3, which expressly forbaith the views of the administration. But the wisdom of Lincoln's peremptory order was completely vindicated. With the beble. The new President called his cabinet together, and Mr. Lincoln's instructions of March 3 to Grant were repeated to Sheraps would not, have objected to it. But the calm spirit of Lincoln was now absent from the councils of the government; and it
White House, and, bursting through the doors, shouted the dreadful news to Robert Lincoln and Major Hay, who sat together in an upper room. They ran down-stairs, anwnfall of the rebellion. It was unquestionably best that it should be so; and Lincoln himself would not have had it otherwise. He hated the arrogance of triumph; akable to be passed over in silence. Among the extreme radicals in Congress, Mr. Lincoln's determined clemency and liberality toward the Southern people had made an and Alexandria; and to associate the pomp of the day with the greatest work of Lincoln's life, a detachment of colored troops marched at the head of the line. As soon as it was announced that Mr. Lincoln was to be buried at Springfield, Illinois, every town and city on the route begged that the train might halt within its lir have said that it was at this point they began to appreciate the place which Lincoln was to hold in history. The last stage of this extraordinary progress was
Chapter 38. Lincoln's early environment its effect on his character his attitude toward slavery and the slaveholder -- his schooling in disappointment his seeming failures his real successes- the final trial his achievements his place in history A child born to an inheritance of want; a boy growing into a narrow world of ignorance; a youth taking up the burden of coarse manual labor; a man entering on the doubtful struggle of a local backwoods career — these were the beginnings of Abraham Lincoln, if we analyze them under the hard practical cynical philosophy which takes for its motto that nothing succeeds but success. If, however, we adopt a broader philosophy, and apply the more generous and more universal principle that everything succeeds which attacks favorable opportunity with fitting endeavor, then Awe see that it was the strong vitality, the active intelligence, and the indefinable psychological law of moral growth that assimilates the good and reject