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THE NEW YORK
ASTOR, LENOX AND
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by
T. B. PETERSON & BROTHERS,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the
Birth of President Abraham Lincoln, and his ancestors.... 21
His grandfather killed by the Indians and scalped-De-
"Abe" goes to school-The Lincoln Family remove to In-
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
The family remove to Illinois-"Abe" seeks his fortune
He takes another trip to New Orleans-Becomes a miller
Is nominated for the Legislature and is defeated-Becomes
a merchant and surveyor-Is elected to the Legislature
A thrilling incident in his legal career...
A protest against slavery-Is a candidate for Presidential
Becomes a delegate to the National Convention of 1848—
He is nominated for United States Senator, but with-
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-
His great speech at the Cooper Institute, New York...... 48
Is nominated for President of the United States by the
He is notified of his nomination by a Committee appointed
Speech of the President of the Convention-Reply of Mr.
Lincoln-Correspondence between the Convention and
Is elected President of the United States..
He leaves Springfield for Washington-Ovations on the
He arrives at Cincinnati, and addresses the citizens from
His arrival at Steubenville, and his address to the people→→→
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
Goes next to Trenton-His speeches to the Senate and
to the Chambers of the Assembly of the State of New
He raises the National Flag of the country to the top of the
He leaves for Harrisburg-His arrival there-Is welcomed
by both Houses of the Legislature, and his speech on
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
to Washington by the authorities-His speech in reply 86
The first Proclamation for troops-Congress summoned to
The President's communication with the Maryland au-
Blockading of Virginia and North Carolina....
Has an interview with the Maryland Legislature...... .... 103
A special order for Florida-President Lincoln's first Mes-
A day of Fasting and Prayer appointed..
Commercial intercourse with the Rebellious States pro-
He orders Thanksgiving for signal victories-Slavery abol-
ished in the District of Columbia..
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..............
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
He issues an Order for the observance of the Sabbath.... 136
His Annual Message of December, 1862-Important recom-
Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in certain cases 148
A Proclamation for a National Thanksgiving......
Three Hundred Thousand more men called for.........
The President's Dedicatory Address at the Consecration of
the National Cemetery at Gettysburg......
He issues another Thanksgiving Proclamation-His Annual
Message of December, 1863-Full pardon offered to the
Explanatory Proclamation of one issued December eighth,
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-
He is the choice of the Legislatures of Fifteen States, and
of the American People for another term....
Resolutions of the Union League of Philadelphia........ 179
Editorials from Leading Loyal Papers in the Union, recom-
mending the re-nomination and re-election of Abraham