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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by
T. B. PETERSON & BROTHERS,

In the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Birth of President Abraham Lincoln, and his ancestors....

His grandfather killed by the Indians and scalped—De-

scription of his parents. . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

“Abe” goes to school—The Lincoln Family remove to In-

diana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Death of Mrs. Lincoln—“Abe” learns to write—His father

marries again—“Abe” finishes his education..........

He becomes a hired hand on a flatboat, and goes to New

Orleans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The family remove to Illinois—“Abe” seeks his fortune

among Strangers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . •

He takes another trip to New Orleans—Becomes a miller

and salesman—His services in the Black Hawk war....

Is nominated for the Legislature and is defeated—Becomes

a merchant and surveyor—Is elected to the Legislature

—Studies law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A thrilling incident in his legal career... ...............

A protest against slavery—Is a candidate for Presidential

Elector—Mr. Lincoln is elected to Congress—His votes

and speeches during his Congressional term ........... o

Becomes a delegate to the National Convention of 1848–

He is nominated for United States Senator, but with-

draws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...... . . . .

He is again nominated for the Senate—His speeches in the

celebrated Lincoln-Douglas campaign—His tribute to the

Declaration of Independence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Pen-Portraits of Abraham Lincoln......................

Mr. Lincoln is defeated by Mr. Douglas—Is then named

for the Presidency—Evidence of his skill as a Rail-

splitter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ©

His great speech at the Cooper Institute, New York......

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His arrival at Steubenville, and his address to the people—
Arrives in Pittsburg, and makes a speech to the citi-

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Goes next to Trenton—His speeches to the Senate and

to the Chambers of the Assembly of the State of New

Jersey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . •

Proceeds to Philadelphia—Is welcomed by the Mayor of

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

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

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

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

Birth-day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

He leaves for Harrisburg—His arrival there—Is welcomed

by both Houses of the Legislature, and his speech on

that occasion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

Addresses the Republican Association... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

He is inaugurated President of the United States—Inaugu-

ral Address of Abraham Lincoln....................

President Lincoln's interview with the Virginia Commis-

Sioners, with his Address to them on that occasion......

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mendations to Congress... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I37

Receives a Complimentary. Address from Manchester, Eng-

land.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

The President visits the Army of the Potomac—Reviews

the troops, etc... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I40

The Enrolment Act and the rights of Aliens . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

A National Thanksgiving ordered..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , 143

Lotter from the President on the Emancipation Proclama-

tion to the Union men of Illinois.............. • go to o e & s e 145

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