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es. Among others, they prevailed on Lincoln, although an ardent and pronounced Whig, to accompany them. They introduced him to the venerable statesman of Kinderhook as a representative lawyer, and a man whose wit was as ready as his store of anecdotes was exhaustless. How he succeeded in entertaining the visitor and the company, those who were present have often since testified. Van Buren himself entertained the crowd with reminiscences of politics in New York, going back to the days of Hamilton and Burr, and many of the crowd in turn interested him with graphic descriptions of early life on the western frontier. But they all yielded at last to the piquancy and force of Lincoln's queer stories. Of these, relates one of the company, Jos. Gillespie, Ms. letter, September 6. 1866. there was a constant supply, one following another in rapid succession, each more irresistible than its predecessor. The fun continued until after midnight, and until the distinguished traveller insist
Walter Davis (search for this): chapter 10
to take care of it at the Department till your action can be had and forwarded on. And still people insist that Mr. Lincoln was such a guileless man and so free from the politician's sagacity! In June I wrote him regarding the case of one Walter Davis, who was soured and disappointed because Lincoln had overlooked him in his recommendation for the Springfield post-office. There must be some mistake, he responds on the 5th, about Walter Davis saying I promised him the post-office. I did notWalter Davis saying I promised him the post-office. I did not so promise him. I did tell him that if the distribution of the offices should fall into my hands he should have something; and if I shall be convinced he has said any more than this I shall be disappointed. I said this much to him because, as I understand, he is of good character, is one of the young men, is of the mechanics, is always faithful and never troublesome, a Whig, and is poor, with the support of a widow-mother thrown almost exclusively on him by the death of his brother. If these
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re the Washingtonian society. meeting with Martin Van Buren. partnership with Stephen T. Logan. partnership with William H. Herndon. Congressional aspirations nomination and election of John J. Hardin. the Presidential campaign of 1844. Lincolagainst Peter Cartwright. Lincoln elected. in Congress. the spot resolutions. Opposes the Mexican war. letters to Herndon. speeches in Congress. stumping through New England. a Congressman's troubles. a characteristic letter. end of Congit in an instant, but too late to recall it. She halted for a moment, drew back, and her eyes flashed as she retorted: Mr. Herndon, comparison to a serpent is rather severe irony, especially to a newcomer. Through the influence of Joshua F. Speed out anything like he delivered it our people shall see a good many copies of it. Yours truly, A. Lincoln. To Wm. H. Herndon, Esq. February 15 he wrote me again in criticism of the President's invasion of foreign soil. He still believed
In the latter, Lincoln acted as the friend of Merryman, but in neither case was there any encountermont; and, on arriving there, we found that Dr. Merryman and Mr. Butler had passed us in the night, t notes passed on Monday morning, the 19th. Dr. Merryman handed me Mr. Lincoln's last note when by o got a little lame in going to Tremont, and Dr. Merryman invited me to take a seat in his buggy. I nsidering the private understanding between Dr. Merryman and myself, and it being known that Mr. ShiMissouri. Immediately after, I called upon Dr. Merryman and withdrew the pledge of honor between hing left before the proposition was made, as Dr. Merryman had himself informed me. The time and placethe next Friday, to settle their difficulty. Merryman made me his friend, and sent Whiteside a noter's House as desired, he would challenge him. Merryman replied in a note, that he denied Whitesime'sthinking it was the State of Louisiana. This Merryman hoots at, and is preparing his publication; w[16 more...]
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practicing law in Louisville. Lincoln came into his office daily. He read my books, related Mr. Speed in after years; talked with me about his life, his reading, his studies, his aspirations. Mr.Mr. Speed discredits the thought that Lincoln was insane at the time, although he understood he was saddened and melancholy over an unfortunate love affair. the freedom from unpleasant reminders, the company of his staunch friend, and above all the motherly care and delicate attention of Mrs. Speed exerted a marked influence over Lincoln. He improved gradually, day by day gaining strength and confiMr. Lincoln's condition and views, it is proper to insert a portion of his correspondence with Mr. Speed. For sometime Mr. Speed was reluctant to give these letters to the world. After some argumeMr. Speed was reluctant to give these letters to the world. After some argument, however, he at least shared my view that they were properly a matter of history, and sent them to me, accompanied by a letter, in which he says: I enclose you copies of all the letters of a
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and while witnessing the ceremony one of the most amusing incidents imaginable occurred. No description on paper can do it justice. Among those present was Thomas C. Brown, one of the judges of the Supreme Court. He was in truth an old-timer, and had the virtue of saying just what he thought, without regard to place or surroundhad been on the bench for many years and was not less rough than quaint and curious. There was, of course, a perfect hush in the room as the ceremony progressed. Brown was standing just behind Lincoln. Old Parson Dresser, in canonical robes, with much and impressive solemnity recited the Episcopal service. He handed Lincoln the ring, who, placing it on the bride's finger, repeated the Church formula, With this ring I thee endow with all my goods and chattels, lands and tenements. Brown, who had never witnessed such a proceeding, was struck with its utter absurdity. God Almighty! Lincoln, he ejaculated, loud enough to be heard by all, the statute fixes
Hope, as the friends of Mr. Shields. We then crossed to Missouri, where a proposition was made by General Hardin and Dr. English (who had arrived there in the mean time as mutual friends) to refer the matter to, I think, four friends for a settleme other party were in town before us. We crossed the river, and they soon followed. Shortly after, General Hardin and Dr. English presented to General Whiteside and myself the following note: Alton, September 22, 1842. Messrs. Whiteside and Mer9th, and 16th of September, under the signature of Rebecca, and headed Lost Townships. It is due General Hardin and Mr. English to state that their interference was of the most courteous and gentlemanly character. John D. Whiteside. Wm. Lee D any personal pique against Mr. Shields, for he had none and knew of no cause for any. It is due to General Hardin and Mr. English to say that their interference was of the most courteous and gentlemanly character. E. H. Merryman. A. T. Bledsoe.
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and was one of the first settlers in Lexington, Ky. February 25, 1779, he married Miss Jane Briggs. The seventh child of this union, born February 25, 1791, was Robert S. Todd, the father of Mrs. Lincoln. On her maternal side Mrs. Lincoln was highly connected. Her great-grandfather, General Andrew Porter, was in the war of the Revolution. He succeeded Peter Muhlenberg as major-general of the Pennsylvania militia. Her great uncles, George B. Porter, who was governor of Michigan, James Madison Porter, secretary of the navy under President Tyler, and David R. Porter, governor of Pennsylvania, were men of ability and distinction. Her mother, Anne Eliza Parker, was a cousin of her father, Robert S. Todd. The latter had served in both houses of the Kentucky Legislature, and for over twenty years was president of the Bank of Kentucky of Lexington. He died July 16, 1849. To a young lady in whose veins coursed the blood that had come down from this long and distinguished ancestral
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ally to a newcomer. Through the influence of Joshua F. Speed, who was a warm friend of the Edwardses, Lincol did you do as I told you and as you promised? were Speed's first words. Yes, I did, responded Lincoln, th's done, and I shall abide by it. Statement, Joshua F. Speed, Sep. 17, 1866, Ms. Convinced now that Miss self-destruction were removed from his reach. J. F. Speed, Ms. letter, January 6, 1866. Mrs. Edwards did no-men, was what he desired to live for. Letter, J. F. Speed, February 9, 1866, Ms. The congenial associationsprescribe for him without a personal interview.-Joshua F. Speed, Ms letter, November 30, 1866. In the sumreceipt of a letter dated January 25. The object of Speed's affection had been ill, and her condition had grea next letter, February 13, was written on the eve of Speed's marriage. After assurances of his desire to befri men. Meanwhile Lincoln had been duly informed of Speed's marriage, and on the 25th he responds: Your
while she owes the bank more than the whole revenue, and can pay that paper over on her debt, dollar for dollar;--still there is danger of loss to the officers of State : and you know, Jeff, we can't get along without officers of State. Damn officers of State! --says he; that's what Whigs are always hurrahing for. Now, don't swear so, Jeff, says I; you know I belong to the meetin‘, and swearin‘ hurts my feelings. Beg pardon, Aunt ‘Becca, says he; but I do say it's enough to make Dr. Goddard swear, to have tax to pay in silver, for nothing only that Ford may get his two thousand a year, and Shields his twenty-four hundred a year, and Carpenter his sixteen hundred a year, and all without danger of loss by taking it in State paper. Yes, yes: it's plain enough now what these officers of State mean by danger of loss. Wash, I s'pose, actually lost fifteen hundred dollars out of the three thousand that two of these officers of State let him steal from the treasury, by being compe<
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