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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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His Early History, Political Career, Speeches in
and out of Congress, together with many
Characteristic Stories and Yarns

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CONTENTS.

PART I.

CHAPTER I.

Lasestry of Abraham Lincoln-Their Residence in Pennsylvania and Virginia-His Grandfather Crosses the Alleghanies to join Boone and his Associates"The Dark and Bloody Ground"-His Violent Death-His Widow Settles in Washington County-Thomas Lincoln, his Son, Marries and Locates near Hodgenville-Birth of Abraham Lincoln-LaRue County-Early Life and Training in Kentucky.....

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CHAPTER II.

Removal from Kentucky-An Emigrant Journey-The Forests of Southern Indiana-New Home-Indiana in 1816 Slavery and Free Labor-Young Lincoln at His Work-His Schools and Schoolmasters-Self-Education-A Characteristic Incident-Acquaintance with Biver Life-His First Trip to New Orleans as a Flatboatman-Death of His Mother-His Father's Second Marriage-Recollections of an Early Settler-Close of an Eventful Period in Young Lincoln's History....

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CHAPTER III.

The French Settlements The North-West-The Advance of Emigration-Four Great States Founded-North and South in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois-Sentiments of Southern Emigrants-The First Emigrations-A Coincidence of DatesMordecai and Josiah Lincoln-Removal to Illinois-Settlement on the Sangamon, in Macon County-Locality Described-Abraham Lincoln Engaged in Splitting Rails Removal of His Father-He Settles in Coles County-Abraham Lincoln makes another Trip as a Flatboatman-Becomes Clerk in a Store on His Beturu-Postmaster at New Salem.................................................................................................................................................................

CHAPTER IV.

Breaking Out of the Black Hawk War-The Invasion of 1881-The Rock-river Country Threatened-Prompt Action of Gov. Reynolds-Retreat of Black Hawk-Treaty of 1804-Bad Faith of the Indians-Invasion of 1832-Volunteers Called For-Abraham Lincoln one of a Company from Menard CountyHe is chosen Captain-Rendezvous at Beardstown-Hard Marches across the Country to Oquawka, Prophetstown, and Dixon-Expected Battle Avoided by the Enemy-Discontent among Volunteers-They are Disbanded-Captain Lincoln Remains, Volunteering for Another Term of Service-Skirmishing FightsArrival of New Levies-Encounter at Kellogg's Grove-Black Hawk at Four Lakes He Retreats-Battle on the Wisconsin-Hastens Forward to the Mi sissippi-Battle of Bad-ax-End of Lincoln's First Campaign-Autobiographie Note.....

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CHAPTER V.

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A New Feriod in Mr. Lincoln's Life-His Political Opinions Clay and Jackson-Mr. Lincoln a Candidate for Representative-Election in 1834-Illinois Strongly Democratio-Mr. Lincoln as a Surveyor-Land Speculation Mania-Mr. Lincoln's First Appearance in the Legislature-Banks and Internal Improvements Whig Measures Democratically Botched-First Meeting of Lincola with Douglas-The Latter Seeks an Office of the Legislature, and Gets it—Mr. Lincoln Re-elected in 1836-Mr. Douglas also a Member of the House-Distin guished Associates Internal Improvements Again-Mr. Lincoln's Views on Blavory- The Capital Removed to Springfield--The New Metropolis-Revulsion of 1887-Mr. Lincoln Chosen for a Third Term-John Calhoun, of Lecompton Memory--Lincoln the Whig Leader, and Candidate for Speaker-Close Vote

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