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Kentucky (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
ride. a crazy groom. Speed takes Lincoln to Kentucky. restored spirits. return of Lincoln to Illlinois, remaining three months. I returned to Kentucky, remaining till 1839, when I again set out fo General Lewis of the State. He emigrated to Kentucky, was a lieutenant in the campaigns conducted ver twenty years was president of the Bank of Kentucky of Lexington. He died July 16, 1849. To re and quick temper, and had left her home in Kentucky to avoid living under the same roof with a stsed to contend when a girl, to her friends in Kentucky, that she was destined to marry a President. ingfield, induced Lincoln to accompany him to Kentucky. Speed's parents lived in a magnificent placatter started on his journey from Illinois to Kentucky. It bears no date, but was handed him Januar do not let her. I do not think I can come to Kentucky this season. I am so poor and make so little into Illinois with the early immigrants from Kentucky and Tennessee, and had at one time or another[1 more...]
Hillsboro (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
yself in relation to a secret arrangement. I started after this to meet Mr. Shields, and met him about twenty miles from Springfield. It was late on Tuesday night when we both reached the city and learned that Dr. Merryman had left for Missouri, Mr. Lincoln having left before the proposition was made, as Dr. Merryman had himself informed me. The time and place made it necessary to start at once. We left Springfield at eleven o'clock on Tuesday night, travelled all night, and arrived in Hillsborough on Wednesday morning, where we took in General Ewing. From there we went to Alton, where we arrived on Thursday; and, as the proposition required three friends on each side, I was joined by General Ewing and Dr. 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 settlement. This I believed Mr. Shield
Whiteside, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
l unmarried. the Todd family. Mary Todd. introduced to Lincoln. the courtship. the flirtation with Douglas the advice of Speed. how Lincoln broke the engagement. preparations for marriage. a disappointed bride. a crazy groom. Speed takes Lincoln to Kentucky. restored spirits. return of Lincoln to Illinois. letters to Speed. the party at Simeon Francis's house. the reconciliation. the marriage. the duel with James Shields. the Rebecca letters.--Cathleen invokes the muse. Whiteside's account of the duel. Merryman's account. Lincoln's address before 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. Lincoln takes the stump in Southern Indiana. Lincoln nominated for Congress. the canvass against Peter Cartwright. Lincoln elected. in Congress. the spot resolutions. Opposes
Byron (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
at emphasis that he was anything but aristocratic and proud. Why, Jim, he said, I am now and always shall be the same Abe Lincoln I was when you first saw me. In the campaign of 1844 Lincoln filled the honorable post of Presidential elector, and he extended the limits of his acquaintance by stumping the State. This was the year the gallant and magnetic Clay went down in defeat. Lincoln, in the latter end of the canvass, crossed over into Indiana and made several speeches. He spoke at Rockport and also at Gentryville, where he met the Grigsbys, the Gentrys, and other friends of his boyhood. The result of the election was a severe disappointment to Mr. Lincoln as well as to all other Whigs. No election since the foundation of the Government created more widespread regret than the defeat of Clay by Polk. Men were never before so enlisted in any man's cause, and when the great Whig chieftain went down his followers fled from the field in utter demoralization. Some doubted the su
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
An energetic canvass of three months followed, during which Lincoln kept his forces well in hand. He was active and alert, speaking everywhere, and abandoning his share of business in the law office entirely. He had a formidable competitor in Cartwright, who not only had an extensive following by reason of his church influence, but rallied many more supporters around his standard by his pronounced Jacksonian attitude. He had come into Illinois with the early immigrants from Kentucky and Tennessee, and had at one time or another preached to almost every Methodist congregation between Springfield and Cairo. He had extensive family connections all over the district, was almost twenty-five years older than Lincoln, and in every respect a dangerous antagonist. Another thing which operated much to Lincoln's disadvantage was the report circulated by Cartwright's friends with respect to Lincoln's religious views. He was charged with the grave offence of infidelity, and sentiments which
Van Buren, Ark. (Arkansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
e 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 ynother in rapid succession, each more irresistible than its predecessor. The fun continued until after midnight, and until the distinguished traveller insisted that his sides were sore from laughing. The yarns which Lincoln gravely spun out, Van Buren assured the crowd, he never would forget. After April 14, 1841, when Lincoln retired from the partnership with Stuart, who had gone to Congress, he had been associated with Stephen T. Logan, a man who had, as he deserved, the reputation of
Sangamon (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
s in such an enterprise, what I now want is that they shall not throw me away just yet. Letter to R. S. Thomas, Virginia, III., Feb. 14, ‘43, Ms. To another friend in the adjoining county of Menard a few days after the meeting of the Whigs in Sangamon, he explains how Baker defeated him. The entire absence of any feeling of bitterness, or what the politicians call revenge, is the most striking feature of the letter. It is truly gratifying, he says, to me to learn that while the people of Sangamon have cast me off, my old friends of Menard, who have known me longest and best, stick to me. It would astonish if not amuse the older citizens to learn that I (a strange, friendless, uneducated, penniless boy, working on a flat-boat at ten dollars per month) have been put down here as the candidate of pride, wealth, and aristocratic family distinction. Yet so, chiefly, it was. There was, too, the strangest combination of church influence against me. Baker is a Campbellite, and theref
Texas (Texas, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
s course by a re-election, he says: It is very pleasant to me to learn from you that there are some who desire that I should be re-elected. I most heartily thank them for the kind partiality, and I can say, as Mr. Clay said of the annexation of Texas, that, personally, I would not object to a re-election, although I thought at the time, and still think, it would be quite as well for me to return to the law at the end of a single term. I made the declaration that I would not be a candidate ag equivocation. And if, so answering, he can show the soil was ours where the first blood of the war was shed; that it was not within an inhabited country, or if within such; that the inhabitants had submitted themselves to the civil authority of Texas or of the United States; and that the same is true of the site of Fort Brown, then I am with him for his justification ... But if he cannot or will not do this — if, on any pretence, or no pretence, he shall refuse or omit it -then I shall be ful
Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
his return, requested me to accompany him to Tremont; and, on arriving there, we found that Dr. Menight, and got there before us. We arrived in Tremont on the 17th ult., and Mr. Shields addressed a Our horse had got a little lame in going to Tremont, and Dr. Merryman invited me to take a seat iily, as I thought that leaving Mr. Shields in Tremont until his horse would be in better condition d it being known that Mr. Shields was left at Tremont, such a proposition took me by surprise. Howissouri, and Mr. Shields not yet arrived from Tremont. In fact, I could not entertain any offer ofstarted in pursuit of Mr. Lincoln, who was at Tremont, attending court. I knew that Mr. Lincoln wa the latter, the following note or letter:-- Tremont, September 17, 1842. A. Lincoln, Esq.:--Ithe following answer to Mr. Shield's note:-- Tremont, September 17, 1842. Jas. Shields, Esq.:-- ait three days for Mr. Lincoln to return from Tremont, but must hasten there, apparently with the i[4 more...]
Alton (Illinois, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
n Tuesday, to my astonishment, a proposition was made to meet in Missouri, within three miles of Alton, on the next Thursday! The weapons, cavalry broadswords of the largest size; the parties to staved in Hillsborough on Wednesday morning, where we took in General Ewing. From there we went to Alton, where we arrived on Thursday; and, as the proposition required three friends on each side, I waa greater distance of time than Friday evening at 5 o'clock. 4th. Place:--Within three miles of Alton, on the opposite side of the river, the particular spot to be agreed on by you. Any preliminut 11 o'clock on Tuesday night. Wednesday morning we procured the broadswords, and proceeded to Alton, where we arrived about 11 o'clock A. M., on Thursday. The other party were in town before us. r, General Hardin and Dr. English presented to General Whiteside and myself the following note: Alton, September 22, 1842. Messrs. Whiteside and Merryman:--as the mutual personal friends of Messr
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