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John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 36 0 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 30 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 12 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 8 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 6 0 Browse Search
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House 6 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 12, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 3. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier) 2 0 Browse Search
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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxviii. (search)
d written, and then said:-- Now Stanton, date and sign this paper, and send it to Grant. We'll see about this peace business. The duty was discharged only too gladly by the energetic and far-sighted Secretary; with what effect and renown the country knows full well. Boston Commonwealth. Governor Yates, of Illinois, in a speech at Springfield, quoted one of Mr. Lincoln's early friends — W. T. Greene — as having said that the first time he ever saw Mr. Lincoln, he was in the Sangamon River with his trousers rolled up five feet, more or less, trying to pilot a flat-boat over a mill-dam. The boat was so full of water that it was hard to manage. Lincoln got the prow over, and then, instead of waiting to bail the water out, bored a hole through the projecting part and let it run out; affording a forcible illustration of the ready ingenuity of the future President in the quick invention of moral expedients. Some two years ago, said Colonel Forney, in a speech at Weldon, P
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, LXXIV. (search)
LXXIV. Good morning, Abe? was the greeting addressed to the President, as we sat together in his office one morning,--he absorbed at his desk, and I with my pencil. I looked up in astonishment at the unaccustomed familiarity. Why, Dennis, returned Mr. Lincoln, is this you? Yes, Abe, was the rejoinder; I made up my mind I must come down and see you once while you were President, anyhow. So here I am, all the way from Sangamon. Sitting down, side by side, it would have been difficult for one unfamiliar with democratic institutions to tell, by the appearance or conversation, which was the President and which the backcoun-tryman, save that from time to time I overheard the man addressed as Dennis refer to family trials and hardships, and intimate that one object of his journey so far, was to see if his old friend could not do something for one of his boys? The response to this was: Now, Dennis, sit down and write out what you want, so that I can have it before me, and
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, LXXIX. (search)
on of them, that Mr. Lincoln is justly entitled to in all the walks of life. These limit, bound, and define him as statesman, orator, as an executive of the nation, as a man of humanity, a good man, and a gentleman. These limit, bound, and define him every way, in all the ways and walks of life. He is under his law and his nature, and he never can get out of it. This man, this long, bony, wiry, sad man, floated into our county in 1831, in a frail canoe, down the north fork of the Sangamon River, friendless, pennyless, powerless, and alone,--begging for work in this city,--ragged, struggling for the common necessaries of life. This man, this peculiar man, left us in 1861, the President of the United States, backed by friends and power, by fame, and all human force; and it is well to inquire how. To sum up, let us say, here is a sensitive, diffident, unobtrusive, natural-made gentleman. His mind was strong and deep, sincere and honest, patient and enduring; having no vices,