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Lincoln in 1856.....
Ervin Chapman, D.D., LL.D......

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The author while making his one hundred speeches for Lincoln's first
election as President....

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The badge he wore in parades during that campaign.

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The ticket he voted four years later.....
Lincoln's mother's bible.....

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Cabin in which Abraham Lincoln was born.

32 Early pursuit of knowledge.

32 Stephen A. Douglas...

34 Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln....

36 Tablecloth presented by Mrs. Lincoln...

40 Lincoln in 1861.......

46 Lincoln and detective Pinkerton..

50 The greatest among the great...

52 Lincoln at Cooper Institute....

56 Leonard W. Volk and his busts of Lincoln and Douglas.

60 Bust of Lincoln, made by Leonard W. Volk, April, 1860..

62 Lincoln in 1848.......

64 First picture as candidate for President...

66 Last picture of President Lincoln......

66 Abraham Lincoln in 1860, soon after his nomination...

68 Lincoln in 1863, a few days before he delivered the Gettysburg address.. 70 Why people thought Lincoln homely..

82 Colonel James F. Jaquess.....

84 Abraham Lincoln in 1847, pledging Cleopas Breckenridge to total abstinence....

150 Howard H. Russell, D.D., LL.D..

152 President Lincoln and his Cabinet..

228 Facsimile of manuscript by R. M. Devens.

230 Lincoln and the contrabands...

248 Hon. James M. Ashley of Ohio....

258 Memories....

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President Lincoln during the battle of Gettysburg...

276 Chief Justice Salmon Portland Chase.

280 Bible on which Lincoln took oath of office..

290 Seal of the Supreme Court affixed to the bible on which Lincoln took the oath of office 1861.......

292 Discoveries and inventions, being facsimile of first pages of the lecture supposed to have been lost..

303 Father Charles Chiniquy...

328 Hon. James F. Wilson of Iowa.

346 N. Bateman..

350 General Daniel E. Sickles..

386 General James F. Rusling.

388 General Rusling's certificate..

390 Col. W. O. Stoddard. ...

414 President Lincoln and family..

426 Horace Greeley..

440 Rev. Phineas D. Gurley, D.D., President Lincoln's pastor, and the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, D. C....

500 Bouquet of flowers picked and presented by Abraham Lincoln at the White House....

502 Deathbed of Lincoln.

504 The Village Blacksmith. This engraving hung in the room where President Lincoln died......

506 Facsimile letter written by Lincoln April 6, 1860...

510 As seen and loved abroad. A picture woven in silk in Switzerland in

522 Henry Ward Beecher.

536 David R. Locke, author of humorous Nasby writings greatly enjoyed by President Lincoln....

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“The name of Abraham Lincoln will be cherished, so long as we have a history, as one of the wisest, purest and noblest magistrates, as one of the greatest benefactors to the human race, that have ever lived. ... So much firmness with such gentleness of heart, so much logical acuteness with such almost childlike simplicity and ingenuousness of nature, so much candor to weigh the wisdom of others, with so much tenacity to retain his own judgment, were rarely before united in one individual. Never was such vast political power placed in purer hands; never did a heart remain more humble and unsophisticated after the highest prizes of earthly ambition had been obtained."

-J. LOTHROP MOTLEY.

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BRAHAM LINCOLN was well born, and the aus

picious conditions into which he came at his birth

were prophetic of the generous favors of fortune during all his life.

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He was favored in the two lines of lineage which united in his wonderful personality. Both of those ancestral lines were of high-grade and each possessed qualities for which he was distinguished. The Lincoln line of lineage from its earliest history moved conspicuously upon a high plane, never lost, never broken and never joined in any unfavorable alliance.

The hardships of pushing back the wooded wilderness and redeeming the virgin soil for the use of man; the dangers of encounters with hostile savages; the struggle for daily bread, together with powerful religious influences, served to keep that line of lineage upon a lofty plane. The course which it followed extended from the Atlantic's rocky coast, westward through New England and across the Alleghenies and the mountains of Virginia, to the verdant valleys of KentuckyAbraham Lincoln's native state. And the dangers and hardships through which the rugged heroes of that line were called to pass, were calculated to produce the toughened fibre of Abraham Lincoln's giant frame and his superb moral stamina.

Soon after the Lincolns reached Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln-grandfather of the great President—was shot and instantly killed by a hostile Indian. This tragedv was wit

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