m of her choice of Lincoln over Douglas — if in reality she ever seriously accepted the latter's attentions.
Mr. Lincoln may not be as handsome a figure, she said one day in the office during her husband's absence, when the conversation turned on Douglas, but the people are perhaps not aware that his heart is as large as his arms are long.
Mrs. Lincoln accompanied her husband to Washington and remained during one session of Congress.
While there they boarded at the same house with Joshua R. Giddings, and when in 1856 the valiant old Abolitionist came to take part in the canvass in Illinois, he early sought out Lincoln, with whom he had been so favorably impressed several years before.
On his way home from Congress Lincoln came by way of Niagara Falls and down Lake Erie to Toledo or Detroit.
It happened that, some time after, I went to New York and also returned by way of Niagara Falls.
In the office, a few days after my return, I was endeavoring to entertain my partner with an