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THE

LIFE

OF

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

BY

ABOTT A. A BOTT.

Author of “ The Statesmen of America," &c.

NEW YORK :
T. R. DAWLEY, PUBLISHER FOR THE MILLION,

13 AND 15 PARK ROW.

1864. th

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ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS, IN THE YEAR 1864, E

T. R. DA WLEY, IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNIT)

STATES, FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.

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T. R. DAWLEY, Steam Book, Job and Newspaper Printer, Electr typer, Stereotyper and Publisher.----Nos. 13 and 15 Park

Row, New York.

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Birth and Parentage. A Pioneers Life. Kentucky fifty years Ago. Reroved to Indiana. Making Roads. Farm Life. Flat-boating. Removed to Illinois He tends Shop. He grows as tall as a Pine. Flatboating again. Grows tired of splitting rails. Of to the Black Hawk War.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN was born on the 12th of February, 1809, and is now, therefore, past fifty-five years of age. .

His parents were Thomas Lincoln, born in Virginia, 1778, and Nancy Hanks, also a Virginian, the date of whose birth is undetermined.

The ancestors of Thomas Lincoln were of English descent, as their name indicates. We find the first traces of them in Pennsylvania, where, as Quakers, their faith naturally led them to settle.

About the year 1780, Abraham Lincoln, the grandfather of the subject of this volume, attracted by the accounts of the lovely and fertile country explored by Daniel Boone,

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