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Thomas Lincoln builds a boat. — Floats down to the Ohio. — Boat capsizes. -

Lands in Perry County, Indiana. — Selects a location. Walks back to
Knob Creek for wife and children. — Makes his way through the wilderness.

- Settles between the two Pigeon Creeks. - Gentryville. - Selects a site.
Lincoln builds a half-faced camp. - Clears ground and raises a small crop.

Dennis Hanks. - Lincoln builds a cabin. State of the country.
Indiana admitted to the Union. — Rise of Gentryville. — Character of the
people. — Lincoln's patent for his land. His farm, cabin, furniture.
The milk-sickness. — Death of Nancy Hanks Lincoln. - Funeral discourse
by David Elkin. — Grave. — Tom Lincoln marries Sally Bush. - Her

Abe's essays.

goods and chattels. — Her surprise at the poverty of the Lincoln cabin. -
Clothes and comforts Abe and his sister. Abe leads a new life. — Is
sent to school. - Abe's appearance and dress. — Learning manners.”

Tenderness for animals. The last of school. - Abe
excelled the masters. - Studied privately. -- Did not like to work. –
Wrote on wooden shovel and boards. — How Abe studied. The books
he read. — The “Revised Statute of Indiana." - Did not read the Bible.

- No religious opinions. — How he behaved at home. — Touching recital
by Mrs. Lincoln. — Abe's memory. — Mimicks the preachers. - Makes
stump-speeches

» in the field. — Cruelly maltreated by his father.
Works out cheerfully. -Universal favorite. - The kind of people he lived
amongst. — Mrs. Crawford's reminiscences. — Society about Gentryville.
- His step-mother. - His sister. - The Johnstons and Hankses. - Abe a
ferryman and farm-servant. – His work and habits. — Works for Josiah
Crawford. - Mrs. Crawford's account of him.-Crawford's books. --Be-
comes a wit and a poet. — Abe the tallest and strongest man in the settle-
ment. Hunting in the Pigeon Creek region. — His activity. — Love of
talking and reading. - Fond of rustic sports. - Furnishes the literature.

· Would not be slighted. - His satires. — Songs and chronicles. — Gen-

tryville as "a centre of business.” — Abe and other boys loiter about the

village. - Very temperate.

-“Clerks” for Col. Jones. - Abe saves a

drunken man's life. - Fond of music. — Marriage of his sister Nancy.

Extracts from his copy-book. - His Chronicles. - Fight with the Grigs-

bys. -- Abe “the big buck of the lick.” “Speaking meetings” at

Gentryville. Dennis Hanks's account of the way he and Abe became so

learned. - Abe attends a court. Abe expects to be President. — Going

to mill. — Kicked in the head by a horse. - Mr. Wood. Piece on tem-

perance. On national politics. - Abe tired of home. — Works for Mr.

Gentry. Knowledge of astronomy and geography. Goes to New

Orleans. Counterfeit money. – Fight with negroes. Scar on his face.

An apocryphal story.

CHAPTER IV.

The site of New Salem. — The village as it existed. The first store. - Num-

ber of inhabitants. - Their houses. - Springfield. — Petersburg. – Mr.

Offutt's business gone to ruin. The Black Hawk War. - Black Hawk crosses

the Mississippi. - Deceived by his allies. — The governor's call for
troops. — Abe enlists - Elected captain. A speech. — Org

Organization of
the army. - Captain Lincoln under arrest. The march. - Captain Lin-
coln's company declines to form. Lincoln under arrest. - Stillman's
defeat. Wasting rations. — Hunger. --- Mutiny. – March to Dixon. .
Attempt to capture Black Hawk's pirogues. — Lincoln saves the life of an
Indian. — Mutiny. — Lincoln's novel method of quelling it. - Wrestling.

His magnanimity. — Care of his men. Dispute with a regular officer.
- Reach Dixon. - Move to Fox River. — A stampede. – Captain Lin-

coln's efficiency as an officer. Amusements of the camp. Captain

Lincoln re-enlists as a private. -- Independent spy company. — Progress

of the war.

· Capture of Black Hawk. Release. Death. Grave.

George W. Harrison's recollections. — Duties of the spy company.

Company disbanded. — Lincoln's horse stolen. – They start home on foot.

- Buy a canoe. -- Feast on a raft. Sell the boat. - Walk again. -

Arrive at Petersburg. - A sham battle.

Results of the canvass. — An opening in business. — The firm of Lincoln &

Berry. — How they sold liquor. What Mr. Douglas said. — The store a
failure. — Berry's bad habits.

- The credit system.

Lincoln's debts.
He goes to board at the tavern. Studies law. - Walks to Springfield for
books. – Progress in the law.-- Does business for his neighbors. -- Other
studies. — Reminiscences of J. Y. Ellis. — Shy of ladies. — His apparel. –
Fishing, and spouting Shakspeare and Burns. Mr. Lincoln annoyed by

company. - Retires to the country. - Bowlin Greene. – Mr. Lincoln's
attempt to speak a funeral discourse. - John Calhoun. - Lincoln studies
surveying. - Gets employment. — Lincoln appointed postmaster. — How
he performed the duties. Sale of Mr. Lincoln's personal property under
execution. — Bought by James Short. — Lincoln's visits. — Old Hannah.

- Ab. Trent. — Mr. Lincoln as a peacemaker. — His great strength.

The judicial quality. - Acting second in fights. - A candidate for the

Legislature. — Elected. Borrows two hundred dollars from Coleman

Smoot. — How they got acquainted. - Mr. Lincoln writes a little book on

infidelity. - It is burnt by Samuel Hill.

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Mr. Lincoln takes his seat in the Legislature. Schemes of internal improve-

ment. — Mr. Lincoln a silent member. - Meets Stephen A. Douglas.
Log-rolling. - Mr. Lincoln a candidate for re-election. - The canvass.

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The Long Nine.” — Speech at Mechanicsburg. — Fight. - Reply to Dr.
Early. - Reply to George Forquer. - Trick on Dick Taylor. — Attempts
to create a third party. — Mr. Lincoln elected. -- Federal and State poli
tics. - The Bank of the United States. Suspension of specie payments.
- Mr. Lincoln wishes to be the De Witt Clinton of Illinois. — The inter-
nal-improvement system. Capital located at Springfield. --- Mr. Lin-
coln's conception of the duty of a representative. - His part in passing
the “system.” -Begins his antislavery record. — Public sentiment against
the Abolitionists. - History of antislavery in Illinois. The Covenanters.

- Struggle to amend the Constitution. - The “black code.”. Death
of Elijah P. Lovejoy. - Protest against proslavery resolutions. — No
sympathy with extremists. - Suspension of specie payments. - Mr. Lin-
coln re-elected in 1838. - Candidate for Speaker. - Finances. — Utter
failure of the internal-improvement "system.” – Mr. Lincoln re-elected in

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