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the popular will of which he was the leader and the servant. Abraham Lincoln was in a deep and lasting sense the first American. All the world can see his worth, but perhaps only we who know the taste of the climate, the smell of the prairie, the tone of fresh and Democratic life, can quite appreciate his flavor. General and President Washington, who, standing firm, with wisdom and power, gave the opportunity to build a nation, has left a name that grows with the onward march of his country. Abraham Lincoln, nearly a century later, found the nation grown, about to test the sufficiency of its creed, and with the comprehension of lifelong intimacy helped it to understand itself. His fame also has risen, and will rise, with the fortunes of his country. His deeds stand first, but his story becomes higher through the pure and manifold character which accomplished them and the lastingly fair and vital words in which he defended them.

Jackson Democrat, 4
Jackson men, 27
Jackson (Mississippi), 326

Jackson, Stonewall, 263, 275, 316
Jacksonville (Florida), 295
Jacksonville (Illinois), 47, 56, 81
James River, the, 263, 268
Jamestown (Illinois), 24
Janesboro (Illinois), 144
Jaques, -,369

Jefferson County (Kentucky), 2
Johnson, Albert E. H., 258
Johnson, Andrew, 234, 295, 353, 354,
355, 356, 392, 408

Johnson, General, 241; his army, 397
Johnson, John, 18, 24, 26
Johnston, General, 325
Jones, Captain, 22

Journal, letter to the, 54
Judd, Norman B., 152, 153, 157, 158,
159, 161

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La Rue County (Kentucky), 5
"Lear," 332

Lecompton (Illinois), 132
Lee, Robert E., 207, 208, 275, 276,
284, 287, 316, 318, 321, 322, 323,
375, 394, 395, 397, 412

Legal Tender Act, the, 347
Leslie's, 388

Libby prison, 398

Lickern, 4. See Lincoln

"Life of Washington," Weems, II
"Life on the Ocean Wave," parody
on, 282

Lincoln, Abraham (father of Thomas),

2

Lincoln, Abraham:

ancestry, 2
birth, 5

early hardships, 6
the Lincoln home, 7

his mother's death and its effect, 8
his father's second marriage, 9
personal appearance, 9
early education, 10-12
youthful amusements, 14
superstitious nature, 15

appearance further described, 17
athletic prowess, 18

sympathetic nature, 19
first thoughts of love, 20
speculates in business, 22
oratorical efforts, 23

reaches out into the world, 24-26
fondness for store gossip, 27
political aspirations, 28
a campaign handbill, 28-30
enters Black Hawk War, and is
chosen captain, 31-33
first political defeat, 35

forms partnership with Berry, 35
attracted to law, 36
business difficulties, 37

becomes postmaster at New Salem,
38

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declaration of love to Mary Owens,
64-66

letter to Mrs. O. H. Browning,
67-71

growth of political power, 72
love affair and meeting with Mary
Todd, 74

the engagement and its effect, 75,
76

partnership with Stephen T. Lo-
gan, 76

first issue with Douglas, 78
distress at evils of slavery, 78
abstemiousness, 82
marriage to Miss Todd, 85
seeking to go to Congress, 86, 87
his defeat and its cause, 88
final success, 89

revisits early home, 90
attempts in verse, 90-92
moves to Washington, 92
attack on General Cass, 94

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the Dred Scott case, 129
chosen for senatorship, 134
popularity of Douglas, 137
the challenge to Douglas, 141
Blaine's summary of the contest,

141

the first debate, 143

further meetings, 144-146
the questions at issue, 145
the Freeport Doctrine, 146
the Cooper Union speech, 148-150
political plans, 151-155
the Chicago convention and Lin-
coln's nomination, 155-162
the beginning of the campaign,
163-167

the result of the election, 168
a prophetic vision, 169

preparation for the task before
him, 171-178

farewell speech in Springfield, 179
the trip to Washington, 180-182
forming his cabinet, 184-186
his character and appearance, 187
the inaugural, 188-190

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245

Andrews, case of, 334

Anti-Johnson men, the, 354

Anti-Nebraska fight, 140

legislation, 128

American party, 125
Anderson, General Robert, 33, 200, Bates forces, the, 185

Baltimore (Maryland), 163, 181, 182,
208, 209, 211, 348, 355
Baltimore mob, the, 271
Banks, General, 274, 295, 327
Bannan, Benjamin, 304
Barnum, P. T., 314

Bates, Edward, 157, 161, 162, 184,
186, 192, 269, 349

Bates, Hymer D., 258

Antietam, 276, 281, 284, 320, 405
Arkansas, 177, 206, 354
Arlington (Virginia), 233
Armstrong, Jack, 26, 27, 43

Beachland (Kentucky), 5

Beardstown (Illinois), 26, 31
Beaufort district (South Carolina),

252

Beauregard, General, 200, 241

Bell, John, 156, 168, 171
Belmont, Augustus, 272
"Ben Bolt," 283

Bennett, James Gordon, 365, 366

Army of the Potomac, the, 255, 262, Berry, William F., 35, 36, 37, 42

Berry and Lincoln, 36, 37, 42, 97

Bible, the, 11, 88, 347, 392, 403, 405,

298, 315, 316, 360, 362
Army of Virginia, the, 274
Arnold, Representative, 264
"Assassination Letters," 404
Atkinson, General, 32
Atlanta (Georgia), 379

Atlantic Monthly, the, 369, 370
Austria, 286

Austrian minister, the, 239

417

Big Black River, the, 327

Black, Judge, Secretary of State, 176
Black Hawk, 31

Black Hawk War, 31, 33, 62, 96,
187

"Black Republican," 143
Blackstone's Commentaries, 36, 38
Blaine, James G., 141, 149, 172, 233

Baird, James, 2

Baker, Colonel, E. D., 73, 74, 99, Blair, Frank, 185, 186

246, 289
Baker, Edward H., 87, 88, 89, 99
Ball's Bluff, battle of, 246

Blair, Montgomery, 130, 185, 186,
192, 193, 269, 345, 348, 349, 370
Blair family, the, 345

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