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tucky; to Judge S. T. Logan, Hon. Jesse K. Dubois, Rev. A. Hale, and Hon. Erastus Wright, old neighbors and friends of Mr. Lincoln in Illinois; to Rev. J. T. Duryea, of New York; and George H. Stuart, Esq., of Philadelphia. To these, and to the unnamed but not forgotten friends who have aided me, I return my hearty thanks.
Putnam's "Record of the Rebellion" has proved itself an inexhaustible fountain of valuable and interesting facts; and I have been much indebted to McPherson's History of the Rebellion, the best arranged and most complete collection of public documents relating to the war that has been published. I have freely consulted the campaign biographies of Messrs. Scripps, Raymond, and Barrett, to the excellence of which I bear cheerful testimony. Among other books that have been useful to me, are Nichols' "Story of the Great March," Coggeshall's "Journeys of Abraham Lincoln," Schalk's "Campaigns of 1862 and 1863," and Halsted's "Caucuses of 1860." Carpenter's "Reminiscences," published in the New York Independent, and an article by Noah Brooks in Harper's Magazine, have furnished me also with some very interesting materials.
Hoping that the volume will be as pleasant, instructive and inspiring in the reading as it has been in the writing, I present it to my indulgent friends, the American people.
J. G. H.
SPRINGFIELD, MASS., November, 1865.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD.
Marriages in Thomas Lincoln's Family-Marriage and Death of Abraham's Sister-
Black Hawk-His Treachery-Governor Reynolds calls for Volunteers-Lincoln enlists
CHARACTER OF MR. LINCOLN ON ENTERING PUBLIC LIFE.
MR. LINCOLN IN THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE.
Mr. Lincoln becomes a Law-partner of Major Stuart, and removes to Springfield-Re-
MR. LINCOLN IN CONGRESS.-THE MEXICAN WAR.
the Whig Convention of 1848-Advocates the nomination of General Taylor-Speech
Mr. Lincoln returns to the Practice of his Profession-His Affection for his Children-
Affairs in Kansas-Border Ruffians-Letter of Mr. Lincoln to Mr. Speed-State of the
CONTEST FOR THE SENATORSHIP.
Sketch of the previous History of Stephen A. Douglas-Mr. Lincoln's Opinion of him-
State of the Country in 1860-Southern Leaders Preparing for Secession-Knights of the
THE CAMPAIGN.-MR. LINCOLN'S ELECTION.
Mr. Lincoln visited by Multitudes of People-Anecdotes--The Prospect for the Future
MR. LINCOLN'S JOURNEY TO WASHINGTON.