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an amusing incident illustrating Kentucky hospitality. He set out from Ransdell's tavern in Springfield, early in the morning. The only other passenger in the stage for a good portion of the dista circuit with Lincoln probably one-fourth of the time. The remainder of my time was spent in Springfield looking after the business there, but I know that life on the circuit was a gay one. It was es Court. It reads like the letter of a politician in the midst of a canvass for office: Springfield, Ill., December 6, 1854. Hon. Justice McLean. Sir: I understand it is in contemplation to dist Grand Rapids, Mich., and on hearing from my brother I immediately packed up and started for Springfield. I arrived there on Saturday night. On Sunday Mr. Lincoln was pointed out to me. I well reme might look in the future. I venture the assertion that he was the only member of the bar in Springfield who would have taken such a conscientious view of the matter. One phase of Lincoln's char
ile this and other apparent contradictions. I was not only associated with Mr. Lincoln in Springfield, but was frequently on the circuit with him, but of course not so much as Judge Davis, who hy that he became her surety for costs, paid her way home, and her hotel bill while she was in Springfield. When the judgment was paid we remitted the proceeds to her and made no charge for our serviored the few papers to be used in court, and underclothing enough to last till his returns to Springfield. He slept in a long, coarse, yellow flannel shirt, which reached half-way between his knees ty the displeasure that filled his bosom, and shook its dust from his feet. On his return to Springfield he was somewhat reticent regarding the trial, and, contrary to his custom, communicated to hiln grew into public favor and achieved such marked success in the profession, half the bar of Springfield began to be envious of his growing popularity. I believe there is less jealousy and bitter f
ech at the convention. the ratification at Springfield. the campaign of 1856. demands for Lincolspaper men. A newspaper had been started in Springfield called the Conservative, which, it was belicounsel I would have a pro-slavery organ in Springfield publish that very article. He doubted it, been endorsed by a Democratic newspaper in Springfield, and Lincoln himself used it with telling eis public utterances. His party friends in Springfield and elsewhere, who had urged him to push afeally have some chance. Please write me at Springfield giving me the names, post-offices, and poliof course took the most prominent part. At Springfield we were energetic, vigilant, almost revolutdom to sign, calling a county convention in Springfield to select delegates for the forthcoming Reprn and appeal to the people. Not only in Springfield but everywhere else the founders of the Rep redemption draweth nigh. We are coming to Springfield with 20,000 majority! A postmaster, acting[7 more...]
sed, with great unanimity, at their convention in Springfield on the 16th of June, the characteristic resolutioell-defined. Numbers of his friends distant from Springfield, on reading his speech, wrote him censorious letttended as an answer to the one made by Lincoln in Springfield. Lincoln was present at this reception, but tookhicago, Douglas passed on down to Bloomington and Springfield, where he spoke on the 16th and 17th of July respch Congressional district, outside of Chicago and Springfield, for joint meetings. Among the items of prepar is the following letter, which explains itself: Springfield, June 28, 1858. A. Campbell, Esq. My Dear Sir:s position was announced in his opening speech at Springfield: A house divided against itself cannot stand. Iver the State, between meetings, he would stop at Springfield sometimes, to consult with his friends or to posting him not to give up the battle, he responded: Springfield, November 19, 1858. Mr. Henry Asbury, My Dear
eighboring family, some of whose members still reside in Springfield. If ever my husband dies, . she ejaculated during the r The following letter to the editor of a newspaper in Springfield will serve as a specimen of the Such want of social poli. I insert it without further comment. [Private.] Springfield, Ill., February 20, 1857. John E. Rosette, Esq. Dear Sirated wife, and Lincoln afterward had no better friend in Springfield. Mr. Lincoln never had a confidant, and therefore net the residence of her sister Mrs. Ninian W. Edwards, in Springfield, July 16, 1882. Her physician during her last illness sdvance if assailed for telling the truth. A gentleman in Springfield gave him a book called, I believe, Vestiges of creation,skeptical views were not diminished. He soon removed to Springfield, where he attracted considerable notice by his rank docteligious ideas opinions or beliefs from the time he left Springfield to the day of his death. I do not know just what they w
excuse, and he retired from the field. Springfield, March 28, 1859. W. M. Morris, Esq., Det he had failed to induce any publisher in Springfield to undertake the enterprise, A gentleman Lincoln procured a copy and gave it to his Springfield friend, writing on the fly-leaf, Complimente was back again in the dingy law office in Springfield. The opening of the year 1860 found Mr.left for California. Lincoln's return to Springfield after his dazzling success in the East was ails that Lincoln sat still in his chair in Springfield, and that one of those unlooked-for-tides iand was read to us. But Lincoln was down in Springfield, some distance away from Chicago, and couldoflowing is a copy of the original Ms.: Springfield, Ill., October 10, 1860. Dear William: I cawing is Lincoln's letter of acceptance: Springfield, Ill., June 23, 1860. Sir: I accept the nomeins of government, the details of his departure from Springfield, and the selection of a cabinet. [5 more...]
. Arrival of the office-seekers in Springfield. recollections of a newspaper corresponden. departure of the Presidential party from Springfield. the journey to Washington and efforts to of less robust constitution. The hotels of Springfield were filled with gentlemen who came with lie thirty-two other states, who swarmed into Springfield from every point of the compass. He told eunt. Before Mr. Lincoln's departure from Springfield, people who knew him personally were frequeFrom a letter to Samuel Haycraft, dated, Springfield, Ill., June 4, 1860.] Like yourself I ic man. [Private and Confidential.] Springfield, Ill., Nov. 13, 1860. Hon. Samuel Haycraft. In January preceding his departure from Springfield Mr. Lincoln, becoming somewhat annoyed, notmpliments to Mr. Lincoln when you return to Springfield, and tell him I expect him to come on to Waer I'll blow them to hell. On my return to Springfield, concludes Mather, I hastened to assure Mr.[12 more...]
the past his Illinois and particularly his Springfield friends Lincoln, even after his elevatioo disregard the condition and claims of his Springfield friends. One of the latter who visited Wasot that he was not exactly the property of Springfield and Illinois, but the President of all the tes was nominated, his strength being about Springfield and Jacksonville, extending to Quincy on thfant who died a few days after its birth in Springfield. On the evening we strolled through the Paed from my vision. Long after my return to Springfield, on reverting to the sad separation, my heaersation. I wish to know if you will be in Springfield next Wednesday week, September 4; if so, atcholas Hotel. Please mention this visit to Springfield to no one. It is a most sacred one, as youncoln. I met Mrs. Lincoln at the hotel in Springfield according to appointment. Our interview wa. Up to 1864 Mr. Lincoln wanted to live in Springfield, and if he died be buried there also; but a[1 more...]
l the more lifelike by inserting the letter without abridgment. Chicago, Ill., Jan. 17, 1866. Wm. H. Herndon, Esq. Springfield, Ill. Dear Sir: I received your letter today, asking me to write you Friday. Fearing if I delay, you will not get it em. In the summer of 1859, when he was dining with a party of his intimate friends at Bloomington, the subject of his Springfield speech was discussed. We all insisted it was a great mistake, but he justified himself, and finally said, Well, gentle in the direction of uniting the party. I arranged with Mr. Thurlow Weed after the Chicago Convention to meet him at Springfield. I was present at the interview, but Lincoln said nothing. It was proposed that Judge Davis should go to New York anowed, he considered it attributable to the great cause, and not aided by the lesser ones. He sat down in his chair in Springfield and made himself the Mecca to which all politicians made pilgrimages. He told them all a story, said nothing, and sen
funeral at the White House. conveying the remains of the dead chieftain to Springfield. the tribute of Henry Ward Beecher. the funeral at Springfield. the captuSpringfield. the capture and death of Booth. the arrest, trial, and execution of his fellow conspirators. The outlines of Mr. Lincoln's Presidential career are alone sufficient to filr for immediate peace. In the following letter to James C. Conkling SPRINGFIELD, Ill., January 11, 1889. Jesse W. Weir, Esq. Dear Sir: I enclose you a cough the medium of the letter. Yours truly, James C. Conkling. of Springfield, Ill., in reply to an invitation to attend a mass meeting of Unconditional Unio Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, and at last to Springfield. As the funeral cortege passed through New York it was reverently gazed ds, pleads for fidelity, for law, for liberty. The funeral train reached Springfield on the 3d of May. The casket was borne to the State House and placed in Rep
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