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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 682 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. 358 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 258 0 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 208 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. 204 0 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 182 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 104 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 102 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 86 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 72 0 Browse Search
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lly Bush Lincoln Gentryville work and books Satires and sermons flatboat voyage to New Orleans the journey to Illinois Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States, was born in a log cabin in the backwoods of Kentucky oct that in the same year (1818) in which Congress definitely fixed the number of stars and stripes in the national flag, Illinois was admitted as a State to the Union. The Star of Empire was moving westward at an accelerating speed. Alabama was adm with the families of the two daughters and sons-in-law of his stepmother, left the old homestead in Indiana and came to Illinois. Their mode of conveyance was wagons drawn by ox-teams, and Abraham drove one of the teams. They reached the county ofich they had not been used, and by which they were greatly discouraged, so much so that they determined on leaving the county. They remained, however, through the succeeding winter, which was the winter of the very celebrated deep snow of Illinois.
lves to Denton Offutt to take a flatboat from Beardstown, Illinois [on the Illinois River], to New Orleans; and for that puranks had turned back from St. Louis) continued on foot to Illinois, Johnston remaining at the family home, which had meanwhich, located approximately near the geographical center of Illinois, was already beginning to crave, if not yet to feel, its ree weeks. The tide of immigration which was pouring into Illinois is illustrated in a tabular statement on the commerce of olitical activity in the East, and voters in the new State of Illinois were fired with an equal party zeal. During the montcollegian in the twenties. His migration from Indiana to Illinois and his two voyages to New Orleans had given him a glimpst to elapse before the first railroad train was to run in Illinois. One other motive probably had its influence. He tellem was locally dying, the county of Sangamon and the State of Illinois were having what is now called a boom. Other wide-aw
do in bringing him another piece of good fortune. In the rapid settlement of Illinois and Sangamon County, and the obtaining titles to farms by purchase or preemptiyears took a full share in shaping and enacting the public and private laws of Illinois, which in our day has become one of the leading States in the Mississippi vallest of his colleagues. The most serious error committed by the legislature of Illinois during that period was that it enacted laws setting on foot an extensive syste and perplexing element into the local legislation of almost every new State. Illinois, though guaranteed its freedom by the Ordinance of 1787, nevertheless underwenfour years salary to counteract the dangerous scheme. From the fact that southern Illinois up to that time was mostly peopled from the slave States, the result was n thousand six hundred and twelve. While this result effectually decided that Illinois would remain a free State, the propagandism and reorganization left a deep and
ssitated, this double pursuit. Westward emigration was in its full tide, and population was pouring into the great State of Illinois with ever accelerating rapidity. Settlements were spreading, roads were being opened, towns laid out, the larger c organism in every degree of its structure from top to bottom-Federal, State, county, township, and school district. In Illinois, even the State judiciary has at different times been chosen by popular ballot. The function of the politician, therefo and discussion, Lincoln's life gradually broadened into contact with the leading professional minds of the growing State of Illinois. The man who could not pay a week's board bill was twice more elected to the legislature, was invited to public bae chain of a woman's happiness. She adds: The last message I ever received from him was about a year after we parted in Illinois. Mrs. Able visited Kentucky, and he said to her in Springfield, Tell your sister that I think she was a great fool becau
tire, of song and jollification, of hard cider and log cabins. While the State of Illinois was strongly Democratic, Sangamon County was as distinctly Whig, and the g men of genius whose phenomenal careers and distinguished services have given Illinois fame in the history of the nation. It is a marked peculiarity of the Americanowing summer, Lincoln's name was placed upon the Harrison electoral ticket for Illinois, and he lent all his zeal and eloquence to swell the general popular enthusiasgeneral in two wars and a senator from two States, was at that time auditor of Illinois, with his office at Springfield. Shields was an Irishman by birth, and, for aresidential campaign for Henry Clay. He not only made an extensive canvass in Illinois, but also made a number of speeches in the adjoining State of Indiana. It 6, where he had already served the two preceding terms. But these redoubtable Illinois champions were not to have a personal tilt in the House of Representatives. B
. He looked carefully after the interests of Illinois in certain grants of land to that State for rdown all the States as certain for Taylor but Illinois, and it as doubtful. Cannot something be done even in Illinois? Taylor's nomination takes the Locos on the blind side. It turns the war-thundend canvassing quite fully his own district in Illinois. Before the session of Congress ended he als, for him and myself, that when a citizen of Illinois is to be appointed, in your department, to an of United States Marshal for the District of Illinois, among the most prominent of whom are Benjamia change by reason of the heavy emigration to Illinois at that period, and Judge Logan was defeated. this application bore no fruit, the Whigs of Illinois, expecting at least some encouragement from tl have trouble to get it for any other man in Illinois. Unselfishly yielding his own chances, he tried to induce the four Illinois candidates to come to a mutual agreement in favor of one of their [4 more...]
in the controversy. One was personal, in that Senator Douglas of Illinois, by whom the repeal was championed, and whose influence as a free-lone made the repeal possible, had been his personal antagonist in Illinois politics for almost twenty years. The other was moral, in that the The new question had created great excitement and uncertainty in Illinois politics, and there were abundant signs that it was beginning to bothings. This party change went on somewhat slowly in the State of Illinois, because that State extended in territorial length from the l which met at Bloomington in May, at which the Republican party of Illinois was formally constituted by an enthusiastic gathering of local leaial elections, Mr. Lincoln was placed upon the electoral ticket of Illinois, and he made over fifty speeches in his own and adjoining States iad been supported in the free States. Especially was this true in Illinois, where the adherents of Fremont and Fillmore had formed a fusion,
cott, a negro slave in Missouri, sued for his freedom on the ground that his master had taken him to reside in the State of Illinois and the Territory of Wisconsin, where slavery was prohibited by law. The question had been twice decided by Missour legislature would elect his successor. The prospect was none too bright for him, for at the late presidential election Illinois had chosen Republican State officers. He was compelled either to break his pledges to the Democratic voters of IllinoisIllinois, or to lead a revolt against President Buchanan and the Democratic leaders in Congress. Party disgrace at Washington, or popular disgrace in Illinois, were the alternatives before him. To lose his reelection to the Senate would almost certainly endIllinois, were the alternatives before him. To lose his reelection to the Senate would almost certainly end his public career. When, therefore, Congress met in December, 1857, Douglas boldly attacked and denounced the Lecompton Constitution, even before the President had recommended it in his special message. Stand by the doctrine, he said, that leav
Chapter 9. The senatorial contest in Illinois-House divided against itself speech the Lincolim, served only to stimulate his followers in Illinois to greater efforts to secure his reelection. first and only choice of the Republicans of Illinois for the United States Senate as the successority, instead, that the Supreme Court has made Illinois a slave State. To avert this danger, Mr. began his campaign of active speech-making in Illinois. The fame he had acquired as the champion ofis, peopled mostly from free States, and southern Illinois, peopled mostly from slave States, were e slavery question; even the old Whigs of central Illinois had to a large extent joined the Democrat events he means to hold on to his chances in Illinois. On the night before the Freeport debate tWise and Breckinridge, was writing letters to Illinois to secure the reelection of Douglas. Now thation of Lincoln as the Republican champion of Illinois, but also gradually to lift him into general [4 more...]
the Northern wing nominated Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, and the Southern wing John C. Breckinridge of Kenully a year before, an ardent Republican editor of Illinois had requested permission to announce him in his netmas, 1859, an influential caucus of his strongest Illinois adherents made a personal request that he would pesidency. And on February g he wrote to the same Illinois friend: I am not in a position where it woul States of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois. It was quite certain that no Republican candidate conservative; his local influence in his own State of Illinois was also a factor not to be idly thrown away. lause. Then Mr. Judd nominated Abraham Lincoln of Illinois, and in the tremendous cheering that broke from th of New York was seconded by Michigan, and that of Illinois by Indiana. When other names had been duly preand Mr. Browning gracefully returned the thanks of Illinois for the honor the convention had conferred upon th
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