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1840. He introduces a bill. - His speech. - Financial expedients. -
Bitterness of feeling. Democrats seek to hold a quorum. - Mr. Lincoln
jumps out of a window. – Speech by Mr. Lincoln. — The alien question.

The Democrats undertake to “reform" the judiciary. -- Mr. Douglas a

leader. - Protest of Mr. Lincoln and other Whigs. — Reminiscences of a

colleague. – Dinner to “ The Long Nine.”—“Abraham Lincoln one of

nature's noblemen."

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Capital removed to Springfield. – Mr. Lincoln settles there to practise law.

First case. - Members of the bar. – Mr. Lincoln's partnership with John

T. Stuart. — Population and condition of Springfield. — Lawyers and

politicians. – Mr. Lincoln's intense ambition. — Lecture before the

Springfield Lyceum.

His style.

Political discussions run high.

Joshua F. Speed his most intimate friend. - Scene in Speed's store.

Debate. — Douglas, Calhoun, Lamborn, and Thomas, against Lincoln,

Logan, Baker, and Browning. — Presidential elector in 1840. Stump-

ing for Harrison. — Scene between Lincolo and Douglas in the Court-

House. — A failure. — Redeems himself. - Meets Miss Mary Todd.

She takes Mr. Lincoln captive. -- She refuses Douglas. Engaged.

Miss Matilda Edwards. Mr. Lincoln undergoes a change of heart.

Mr. Lincoln reveals to Mary the state of his mind. — She releases him.

- A reconciliation. — Every thing prepared for the wedding. – Mr. Lin-

coln fails to appear. — Insane. — Speed takes him to Kentucky. — Lines

« Suicide.” His gloom.

Return to Springfield. - Secret meetings

with Miss Todd. -Sudden marriage. — Correspondence with Mr. Speed

on delicate subjects. Relics of a great man and a great agony. - Miss

Todd attacks James Shields in certain witty and sarcastic letters. – Mr.

Lincoln's name "given up” as the author. Challenged by Shields. - A

meeting and an explanation. — Correspondence. Candidate for Con-

gressional nomination. - Letters to Speed and Morris. — Defeat

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Mr. Lincoln a candidate for elector in 1844. - Debates with Calhoun. -

Speaks in Illinois and Indiana. —At Gentryville. Lincoln, Baker,
Logan, Hardin, aspirants for Congress. — Supposed bargain. - Can-
vass for Whig nomination in 1846. — Mr. Lincoln nominated. Opposed
by Peter Cartwright. - Mr. Lincoln called a deist. — Elected. Takes
his seat. – Distinguished members. Opposed to the Mexican War. -
The “Spot Resolutions.” - Speech of Mr. Lincoln. - Murmurs of disap-
probation. – Mr. Lincoln for “Old Rough "in 1848. - Defections at home.
- Mr. Lincoln's campaign. — Speech. - Passage not generally published.

- Letter to his father. --Second session. -The “ Gott Resolution."

Mr. Lincoln's substitute.

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Mr. Lincoln not a candidate for re-election. — Judge Logan's defeat. – Mr.

Lincoln an applicant for Commissioner of the Land Office. — Offered the

Governorship of Oregon. Views concerning the Missouri Compromise

and Compromise of 1850. — Declines to be a candidate for Congress in

1850. - Death of Thomas Lincoln. - Correspondence between Mr. Lin-

coln and John Johnston. - Eulogy on Henry Clay. — In favor of voluntary

emancipation and colonization. Answer to Mr. Douglas's Richmond

speech. – Passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill. - Mr. Lincoln's views

concerning slavery. - Opposed to conferring political privileges upon

negroes. -- Aroused by the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. — Anti-

Nebraska party. - Mr. Lincoln the leader. Mr. Douglas speaks at

Chicago. — At Springfield. – Mr. Lincoln replies. — A great speech. -

Mr. Douglas rejoins. - The Abolitionists. - Mr. Herndon. - Determined

to make Mr. Lincoln an Abolitionist. - They refuse to enter the Know-

Nothing lodges. - The Abolitionists desire to force Mr. Lincoln to take a

stand. — Ile runs away from Springfield. - He is requested to follow

up ” Mr. Douglas. — Speech at Peoria. Extract. Slavery and popular

sovereignty. – Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Douglas agree not to speak any

The election. — Mr. Lincoln announced for the Legislature by

Wm. Jayne. — Mrs. Lincoln withdraws his name. — Jayne restores it.

He is elected. — A candidate for United States Senator. - Resigns his

seat. — Is censured. — Anti-Nebraska majority in the Legislature. - The

balloting. - Danger of Governor Matteson's election. -- Mr. Lincoln

advises his friends to vote for Judge Trumbull. - Trumbull elected.

Charges of conspiracy and corrupt bargain. – Mr. Lincoln's denial. – Mr.

Douglas imputes to Mr. Lincoin extreme Abolitionist views. Mr. Lin-

coln's answer.

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Mr. Lincoln writes and delivers a lecture. The Presidency. - Mr. Lincoln's

“running qualities." He thinks himself unfit. Nominated by “Illinois
Gazette.” — Letter to Dr. Canisius. - Letter to Dr. Wallace on the pro-
tective tariff policy. - Mr. Lincoln in Ohio and Kansas. — A private
meeting of his friends. - Permitted to use his name for the Presidency. –

Meeting of the Republican State Convention. Mr. Lincoln present. — John
Hanks and the rails.- Mr. Lincoln's speech. - Meeting of the Republican

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National Convention at Chicago. — The platform. Combinations to
secure Mr. Lincoln's nomination.

The balloting. -- Mr. Lincoln nomi-
nated. – Mr. Lincoln at Springfield waiting the results of the Con-
vention. — How he received the news. Enthusiasm at Springfield. –
Official notification. - The “Constitutional Union” party. - The Demo-
cratic Conventions at Charleston and Baltimore. The election. The
principle upon which Mr. Lincoln proposed to make appointments. – Mr.
Stephens. — Mr. Gilmore. – Mr. Guthrie. - Mr. Seward. – Mr. Chase.
- Mr. Bates. The cases of Smith and Cameron. - Mr. Lincoln's visit to

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Chicago. – Mr. Lincoln's visit to his relatives in Coles County. — Appre-

hensions about assassination. — A visit from Hannah Armstrong.

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LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

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