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GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT.
Too much Tail-The Dutch Gap Canal-I will make a
HON. ELIHU B. WASHBURNE,
EX-MINISTER TO FRANCE.
Early Life of Abraham Lincoln-In the Black Hawk
War (1837)-His First Political Success-Early
Contemporaries Popularity as a Story-Teller—
Brilliancy as a Stump-Speaker-A Strong Partisan
of Clay-Personal Appearance of Old Abe-At the
Presidential Inauguration Ball-On the Missouri
Compromise (1854)-Lincoln Defeated for the Sen-
ate (1858)-President of the United States (1861)—
Gloomy Misgivings on the Situation-Conspiracy
to Assassinate the President-elect - Precautions
against Assassination-"How are you, Lincoln ?"
Mr. Blaine's Error-Would not Decline a Second
Term (1863)-The Fall of Richmond-" Mr. Lin-
coln has been Assassinated".
HON. GEORGE W. JULIAN,
EX-MEMBER OF CONGRESS.
The Famous Rail-Splitter-The Tremendous Rush for
Office-Anger against McClellan-An Inveterate
Story-Teller-Why John C. Fremont was not Ap-
pointed-Relations with Secretary Stanton-A
Characteristic Anecdote-Unpopular with People
and Congress in 1863-How Music Affected Lin-
coln-His Great Respect for Horace Greeley-A
Man of no Resentments-Opposed to the Proclama-
tion of Emancipation-Issued the Proclamation Re-
luctantly-The Demand for the Proclamation Irre-
sistible-Father Abraham his Proper Title .......
HON. R. E. FENTON,
EX-GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK.
Dissatisfaction of Thurlow Weed-Not a Successful Im-
promptu Speaker-Did not know where Sherman
would come out " The Governor has a Pretty
Good Case "-"On to Richmond "-Providence
and General McClellan-A Grasp on Truth and
HON. J. P. USHER,
EX-SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.
Lincoln believed in Protection-A Distinction and a
Difference-Douglas Faithful to the Union-De-
serving Davis-The Tribune Assails Lincoln-The
Union before Everything-Horace Greeley's Advice
-Overlooking the Deity-Not to be Bullied by
Congress-Cabinet Differences-He Never did De-
spair of the Union-His Faith in Grant.....
HON. GEORGE S. BOUTWELL,
EX-SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY.
Lincoln, next to Washington, the Greatest American-
An Early Career of Vicissitudes-He owed Little
of his Success to Education-Interpreting the Will
of the People by Intuition-Letter to Mrs. Bixby, of
Boston-Ideas on Race Amalgamation-Campaign
against Douglas-Logical Argument against Slavery
-Not an Agitator-Hostility to Slavery in 1831-
Democrats or Abolitionists-Effect of Public Opin-
ion-Emancipation, the Last Card-The Proclama-
tion to Follow a Victory-The Unyielding Secretary
Stanton-Why Meade was Appointed to Succeed
Hooker-Capital the Offspring of Labor-A Com-
petitor for Fame with the Greatest Orators-The
Oration at Gettysburg-Lincoln a Staunch Partisan
-None but Partisans should Attain Places-A
Great Historical Character...
GENERAL BENJAMIN F. BUTLER,
EX-GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS.
First Recollections of Lincoln-Organizing the War
Democrats "That's Right; God be with you"-
Strong Measures to Prevent Desertions-Giving the
President a Guard-Playing Billiards with a War
Prisoner-Intending to Hang Jeff. Davis-The Com-
mander-in-Chief must be Brave-"I Think I can
beat Butler "-As Merciful as he was Brave-Rec-
ommending Negro Colonization-Fearing Negro
Guerrillas-How the Panama-Canal Plan was ob-
structed-Presidential Aspirations of Mr. Chase-
Declining the Vice-Presidential Nomination-A
Second Declination-A Matter of History........ 139-160
The White Handkerchief-Notified of his Nomination—
"All Quiet on the Potomac "-Hearing of his
Friend's Death-Before the Denouement-Five
Forks "Glory! Glory! Glory!"...
EX-UNITED STATES MARSHAL OF THE DISTRICT OF
The Difficulty Regarding Colored Troops-Horace
Greeley's Criticism on the War-A Presentiment
of Lincoln's Death-Andrew Johnson-A Peep into
his Soul-A Wonderful Address-A Sea of Beauty
and Elegance-The first great American that drew
no Race Distinctions-A few more Inches to his
Tail-In the Presence of a big Brother.....
JUDGE LAWRENCE WELDON,
U. S. COURT OF CLAIMS.
"There Goes Old Mr. Lincoln "-He Likes the Atmos-
phere of a Court-house-Lawyer Lincoln and "Cap-
tain" McClellan-A Dramatic Scene-" Do you
see that Gun?"-A Touch of Sarcasm..