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Ancestry of Abrahain Lincoln-Their Residence in Pennsylvania and Virginia-
tions of an Early Settler -- Close of an Eventful Poriod in Young Lincoln's
makes another Trip as a Flatboatman-Becomes Clerk in a Store on
Vr. Lincoln's Administration in issue before the People. -Disadvantages of the
Hour.–Oppositiva in Official Quarters, and on the Union sido in Congress — Tho
“Radical" Movement.-Recapitulation of the Administration Policy in regard
to Virginia and Missouri.—Mr. Lincoln's Method with the Insurrectionary
States. Gen. Fremont's Military Administration in Missouri.-His Removal.-
Personality of the Missouri Feud.-How Mr. Lincoln Regarded it.-His Letter
to Gen. Schofield.- His Reply to the Demands of the “Radical" Committeo.-
The Situation in Louisiana.-Military Governorship in Tennessee.-State Re-or-
ganization in Arkansas.-Factious Opposition.–Uprising of the People for Mr.
Lincoln.--The Baltimore Convention.-The Nominations.-Responses of Mr.
Lincoln.-Address of the Methodist General Couference.-Tho President's
racy.—The Chicago Nominations and Platforın, 1864...
CI APT ER VI.
Second Session of the Thirty-Eighth Congress.-President Lincoln's last Annual
Message.--Cabinet Changes.- Mr. Blair withdraws, and Gov. Deunison becomes
Postmaster-General.-Mr. Speed Succeeds Judge Bates, as Attorney-General.-
Death of Chief Justice Taney.-Mr. Chase his Successor.-Our Rolations with
Canada.-The Reciprocity Treaty to Terminate.-Call for 300,000 more Sol-
diers.-Amendment of the Constitution Prohibiting Slavery, Concurred in by
the House.--Popular Rejoicing.-The Rebel Treatment of Union Prisoners. -
Retaliation Discussed in the Senate, but Repugnant to Public Sentiment.--The
Wharncliffe Correspondence.-Testimony of Coldwin Smith.-Peace Memorial
from Great Britain.--Correspondence Thereon.-Congratulatory Address of the
Workingmen of Great Britain.-Speech of Mr. Lincoln in Reply to the Swe.
dish Minister. Speech of Mr. Lincoln on the Death of Edward Everett.--Polit-
ical affairs in Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas.-Abortive Peace Negotia-
tions.--Fall Details of the Hampton Roads' Conference.-Rebel accounts of the
Same.-Affairs in Richmond.-Close of tho Thirty-Eighth Congress.-Creation
of the Bureau of Freedmon, and other Legislation.......
Winter Campaigns of 1864–5.-Movement of Sherman from Atlanta to Savannah.
-Fort McAllister Carried by Assault.-Communication Opened with Admiral
Dahlgren's Flect.--Savannah Occupied by Sherman.-Movements of Hood and
Beauregard.--Campaign in Tennessee.-Battle of Franklin.-The Armies Before
Nashville.-Raid of Stoneman and Burbridge.-Battle of Nashville.—Defeat
and Bout of Hood's Army.--Movements Against Wilmington.-Failure of tho