firing on Sumter
public opinion at home
Logan's stand for the union
his speech at Marion en C. Robinson; Eighth, P. B. Foulke; Ninth, John A. Logan-forming a galaxy of as strong men as the Sion.
As Douglas talked the matter over with Mr. Logan (then a member of the House) great tears stot I could to prepare the people for the step Mr. Logan had decided he must take at an early day or ight rashly commit themselves to secession.
Mr. Logan, however, returned to Washington to take parthan I could endure.
Time flew rapidly, and Mr. Logan wrote me by every mail (then triweekly) of tnois.
Finally the day arrived upon which Mr. Logan was to reach home.
J. H. White, later lieuto arrive, and before noon--the hour at which Mr. Logan was due — a surging throng of human beings ftune.
I reached Carbondale two hours before Mr. Logan arrived.
It was two o'clock A. M. before higy, cheering and shouting their welcome to General Logan; crowding so near to grasp his hand that i