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CHAPTER IX.

MR. LINCOLN IN CONGRESS.--THE MEXICAN WAR.
Mr. Lincoln nominated for Congress in 1846—He “Stumpo” his District-Elected by a

large Majority-His fitness for the Position-The old Wnig Party and the Mexican
War-Mr Lincoln's Resolutions-Mr. Fudson & Reso!ut.on-Mr. Lincoln's Speech,
January 12th, 1818—Defense of the Postmaster-general-Mr. Lincoln a member of

ORGANIZATION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

Affairs in Kansas-- Border Ruffians-Letter of Mr. Lincoln to Mr. Speed-State of the

Slavery Question-Mr. Lincoln attends a State Convention at Bloomington-Repub.
lican Party organized in Illinois-Mr. Lincoln's Speech at the Convention-Mr. Lin-

coln a Candidate for the Vice-presidency at the National Republican Convention

of 1856-Speech at Charleston, Illinois-Speech of Mr. Douglas at Springfield-Mr.

Lincoln's Reply-The Lecompton Constitution—Position of Mr. Douglas, . 144

CHAPTER XXII.

CAMPAIGNS OF 1862.

General McClellan and the Army of the Potomac-Blockade of the Potomac-Order of

the President for a grand Movement of the Armies of the Union-Order to the

Army of the Potomac-General McClellan advises a different Plan from that pro-

posed in the President's Order-Mr. Lincoln's Reply to McClellan-McClellan's

Plan Adopted-Evacuation of Manassas-Orders of the President-Organization of

Army Corps-Blenker's Division ordered to join Fremont-Banks to attack Jack-

son-McDowell's Corps retained for the Defense of Washington-McClellan at York-

town-McClellan complains of the Inadequacy of his Force-Correspondence be-

tween McClelian and the Authorities at Washington-General Franklin's Division

sent 10 General McClellan-Evacuation of Yorktown-Battle of Williamsburgh-

Battle at West Point-Correspondence on the Subject of Army Corps-Mr. Lincoln's

“Little Story"-Capture of Norfolk-McClellan still Clamorous for Reinforcements

-Defeat of Banks-Defeat of the Rebels at Hanover Court-House-Battle of Fair

Oaks-Further Correspondence--The Seven Days' Fight," and Retreat to James

River-McClellan's Advice to the Government- The President at Harrison's Land-

ing-The Army of the Potomac returns to Alexandria-Failure of McClellan to Re-

inforce General Pope-The Rebels cross the Potomac-General McClellan appointed

to the Command of the Army in Virginia-Battles of South Mountain and Anlietam

-General McClellan ordered to pursue the Rebels-Stuart's Raid-President's Let.

ter to General McClellan-The Army a ross the Potomac-McClellan relieved of his

Command-His Character-General Burn-ide appointed to the Command-Defeat

at Fredericksburg-Capture of Roanoke Island-New Orleans surrendered to Gen-

eral Butler-Military Affairs at the West,

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CHAPTER XXIV.

SUSPENSION OF HABEAS CORPUS.—THE DRAFT.-CAM-

PAIGNS OF 1863.
Colonization Schemes of the President-Compensated Emancipation recommended

Bill for Enrolling and Drafting the Militia-Financial Measures of Congress-Opin-
ions of the President-Western Virginia admitted to the Union-Representatives
from Louisiana admitted to Congress-Peace Agitations-Course of Vailandigham
of hio-His Arrest by General Burnside-Decision of Judge Leavitt-Vallandige
ham's Tral and Sentence-Sentence modified by the President-Letter of Gor-
ernor Seymour-Vallandigham nominated for Governor by the Democratic Con-
vention of Ohio-The Committee of the Convention visit the President–The Pres.
ident's Reply to their Letter-Resolutions of the Albany Meeting-The President's
Reply-C'niversal Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus-The Draft-Riots in
New York-Course of Governor Seymour-Action of the President-Elections of
1863—Letter from the Working Men of Manchester, England-The President's
Reply-Mr. Lincoln's Letter to J. C. Conkling-Military Events of the Year-Battle

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