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Birth of President Abraham Lincoln, and his ancestors.... 21 His grandfather killed by the Indians and scalped-Description of his parents.....

22 “ Abe" goes to school—The Lincoln Family remove to Indiana..

23 Death of Mrs. Lincoln-" Abe” learns to write. His father

marries again—" Abe" finishes his education....... 26 He becomes a hired hand on a flatboat, and goes to New Orleans

27 The family remove to Illinois—“Abe" seeks his fortune among strangers...

28 He takes another trip to New Orleans-Becomes a miller

and salesman-His services in the Black Hawk war.... 29 Is nominated for the Legislature and is defeated-Becomes

a merchant and surveyor-Is elected to the Legislature -Studies law......

30 A thrilling incident in his legal career...

31 A protest against slavery-Is a candidate for Presidential

Élector-Mr. Lincoln is elected to Congress—His votes and speeches during his Congressional term..

32 Becomes a delegate to the National Convention of 1848

He is nominated for United States Senator, but withdraws ...

40 He is again nominated for the Senate-His speeches in the

celebrated Lincoln-Douglas campaign-His tribute to the Declaration of Independence...

41 Pen-Portraits of Abraham Lincoln..

43 Mr. Lincoln is defeated_by Mr. Douglas—Is then named

for the Presidency-Evidence of his skill as a Railsplitter...

47 His great speech at the Cooper Institute, New York...... 48 Is nominated for President of the United States by the Republican Convention....

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He is notified of his nomination by a Committee appointed

by the Convention.....

65

Speech of the President of the Convention-Reply of Mr.

Lincoln-Correspondence between the Convention and

Mr. Lincoln.....

66

Is elected President of the United States....

67

He leaves Springfield for Washington-Ovations on the

route ....

68

His arrival at Toledo and Indianapolis-His speeches at

each place.......

69

He arrives at Cincinnati, and addresses the citizens from

the Burnet House......

70

His arrival at Columbus, with his speech.....

71

His arrival at Steubenville, and his address to the people,

Arrives in Pittsburg, and makes a speech to the citi-

72

Proceeds to Cleveland, and from thence to Buffalo, with his

speeches at each place......

74

Goes next to Albany–His arrival there, and speeches at

the Capitol and to the members of the Legislature..... 76

Proceeds to New York, and on his way makes a speech at

Poughkeepsie-Arrival in New York, with his speech,

on being welcomed by the Mayor of the city to that

place...

78

Goes next to Trenton-His speeches to the Senate and

to the Chambers of the Assembly of the State of New

Jersey...

79

Proceeds to Philadelphia-Is welcomed by the Mayor of

that city-Mr. Lincoln's speech in reply......

81

He visits “Old Independence Hall”—His speech there..... 82

He raises the National Flag of the country to the top of the

flag-staff on “Old Independence Hall," on Washington's

Birth-day.

83

He leaves for Harrisburg-His arrival there-Is welcomed

by both Houses of the Legislature, and his speech on

that occasion....

84

A plot is made to assassinate him-How it was thwarted.... 85

Returns to Philadelphia in a special train, and proceeds to

Washington in disguise_His arrival there—Is welcomed

"o Washington by the authorities-His speech in reply 86

Addresses the Republican Association.......

87

He is inaugurated President of the United StatesmInaugu-

ral Address of Abraham Lincoln....

President Lincoln's interview with the Virginia Commis-

sioners, with his Address to them on that occasion...... 95

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The first Proclamation for troops---Congress summoned to

assemble on the Fourth of July...

97

A blockade of Southern ports ordered...

98

The President's communication with the Maryland au-

thorities......

99

Blockading of Virginia and North Carolina.....

101

A call for additional troops....

102

Has an interview with the Maryland Legislature....

103

A special order for Florida-President Lincoln's first Mes-

sage to Congress......

104

A day of Fasting and Prayer appointed...

117

Commercial intercourse with the Rebellious States pro-

bibited

118

Ele modifies an order of General Fremont's-His second

Message to Congress...

119

The President's Message recommending Gradual Emancipa-

tion ..

120

He assumes active command of the Army and Navy of the

United States.....

122

He orders Thanksgiving for signal victories-Slavery abol-

ished in the District of Columbia...

123

Re-opening of some of the Southern Ports—Repudiates an

emancipation order of Major-General Hunter...

124

The President's conference with the Loyal Governors-His

interview with the Border Congressmen-He reads to

them a powerful Appeal.....

125

Instructions to Military and Naval Commanders.. 128

A draft for Three Hundred Thousand Men ordered-The

President speaks at a war meeting in Washington..... 129

The Emancipation Proclamation of September 22d, 1862... 131

The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1st, 1863.... 133

Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus.......

135

He issues an Order for the observance of the Sabbath.... 136

His Annual Message of December, 1862—Important recom-

mendations to Congress....

137

Receives a Complimentary Address from Manchester, Eng-

land

138

The President visits the Army of the Potomac-Reviews

the troops, etc......

140

The Enrolment Act and the rights of Aliens

142

A National Thanksgiving ordered..

143

Letter from the President on the Emancipation Proclamat-

tion to the Union men of Illinois......

145

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Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in certain casas 148

A Proclamation for a National Thanksgiving...

149

Three Hundred Thousand more men called for........ 151

The President's Dedicatory Address at the Consecration of

the National Cemetery at Gettysburg......

152

He issues another Thanksgiving Proclamation-His Appual

Message of December, 1863–Full pardon offered to the

Rebels..

... 153

Issues a Proclamation for Seven Hundred Thousand more

156

Explanatory Proclamation of one issued December eighth,

1863....

157

An Impartial Review of the President's Policy... 158

Address of President Lincoln at a fair held at the Patent

Office at Washington, on March 18th, 1864....... 174

His Address to the Committee of the Workingman's Demo-

cratic Republican Association of New York, on March

21st, 1864....

175

He is the choice of the Legislatures of Fifteen States, and

of the American People for another term...

177

Resolutions of the Union League of Philadelphia.. 179

General Grant made a Lieutenant-General....

181

A vigorous Prosecution of the War....

181

Mr. Lincoln Re-nominated for the Presidency.

182

President Lincoln visits Philadelphia.....

185

Washington Threatened.....

186

“To whom it may Concern”.

186

The Fall of Atlanta. Mr. Lincoln is Re-elected..

187

Mr. Lincoln makes a Speech. His last Annual Message.. 188

More Troops wanted.....

189

Mr. Lincoln has an Interview with Rebel Commissioners. 189

Mr. Lincoln is inaugurated President of the United

States for a second term.

191

Mr. Lincoln's Inaugural Address of March 4th, 1865. 192

"T'resident Lincoln

goes

“ the Front”..

193

Gen. Lee Surrenders. President returns to Washington. 194

Mr. Lincoln's Last Speech......

195

Assassination of President Lincoln..

198

Scene of the Assassination of President Lincoln... 201

The Dying Scenes of Abraham Lincoln

202

The Autopsy on the Body.....

204

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The Murderer of President Lincoln, and what became of

him .....

205

Statements and Affidavits in Relation to the Murder-

Statement of Assistant Secretary Field....

207

Major Rathbone's Statement...

210

Affidavit of Miss Harris, daughter of Senator Harris..... 212

Surgeon General Barnes' Statement..

213

Full description of Ford's Theatre, in Washington .. 214

The Remains of Abraham Lincoln lay in State in the East

Room, at the White House..

216

Funeral Services at the White House

217

The whole Audience join in the Prayers, and are affected

219

Bishop Simpson's Prayer at the Funeral Ceremonies at

the White House....

220

The Funeral Oration by Dr. Gurley, at the White House. 221

The Funeral Procession at Washington.....

228

Arrival of the Remains at the Capitol....

229

The Departure of the Funeral Cortege from Washington,
on their way to Springfield, Illinois .....

330

Route of the Funeral Cortege to Springfield...

231

Distinguished Mourners, and Delegates from Illinois....: 232

Scenes along the route, and the arrival of the Funeral

Cortege at Baltimore

233

Their arrival at Harrisburg-Arrival at Philadelphia..... 234

The Body lay in State in Independence Hall....

235

Is visited by the Mayor, Councils, and Judges of the

Courts—The Guard of Honor in Independence Hall... 237

The Body is seen by over One Hundred and Twenty

Thousand persons in Philadelphia......

238

The Funeral Cortege leaves Philadelphia-Its Passage

through New Jersey-Arrival at New York, and laid in

State in City Hall.....

239

Leave New York for Albany-Arrival in Albany–Syra-

cuse-Buffalo-Cleveland—Columbus Indianapolis ... 240

Leave Indianapolis for Chicago-Arrival at Chicago,

Leave Chicago for Springfield-Arrival at Springfield,

Illinois

241

The Funeral Procession at Springfield— The Guard of

Honor, etc.....

242

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