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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER IV.

Breakip Out of the Black Hawk War-The Invasion of 1831–The Rock-river

Country Threatened-Prompt Action of Gov. Reynolds-Retreat of Black

Hawk Treaty of 1804-Bad Faith of the Indiang-Invasion of 1832-Volun.

teers Called For-Abrabam Lincoln one of a Company from Mepard County

He is chosen Captain-Rendezvous at Beardstown-Hard Marehes across the

Country to Oquawka, Prophetstown, and Dixon-Expected Battle Avoided by

the Enemy-Discontent among Yolunteers-They are Disbanded Captain Lin.

coln Remains, Volunteering for Another Term of Service-Skirmishing Fights-

Arrival of New Levies-Encounter at Kellogg's Grove-Black Hawk at Four

Lakes_He Retreats--Battle on the Wisconsin-Hasteps Forward to the Mis-

sissippi-Battle of Bad-ax-End of Lincoln's First Campaign-Autobiographic

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CHAPTER Y.

A New Period in Mr. Lincoln's Life-His Political Opinions-Clay and Jackson

First Run as a Candidate for Representative-Election in 1834-Illinois Strongly

Democratic-Mr. Lincoln as a Surveyor-Land Speculation Mania-Mr. Lin-

coln's First Appearance in the Legislature-Banks and Internal Improve-

ments-Whig Measures Democratically Botched-First Meeting of Lincoln

with Douglas_The Latter Seeks an Ofice of the Legislature, and Gets it-Mr.

Lincoln Re-elected in 1836-Mr. Douglas also a Member of the House-Distin-

guished Associates-Internal Improvements Again-Mr. Lincoln's Views on

Slavery--The Capital Removed to Springfield-The New Metropolis--Revulsion

of 1837-Mr. Lincoln Chosen for a Third Term John Calhoun, of Lecompton

Memory-Lincoln the Whig Leider, and Candidate for Speaker-Close Vote

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The Thirtieth Congress-Its Political Character- The Democracy in a Minority

in the House-Robert C. Winthrop Elected Speaker-Distinguished Members in

both Houses--Mr. Lincoln takes his Seat as a Member of the House, and Mr.

Douglas for the first time as a Member of the Senate, at the same Session-Mr.

Lincoln's Congressional Record that of a Clay and Webster Whig-The Mexi-

can War--Mr. Lincoln's Views on the Subject-Misrepresentations-Not an

Available Issue for Mr. Lincoln's Opponents--His Resolutions of Inquiry in

Regard to the Origin of the War-Mr. Richardson's Resolutions Indorsing

the Administration - Mr. Richardson's Resolutions for an Immediate Dis-

continuance of the War--Are Voted Against by Mr. Lincoln-Resolutions

of Thanks to Gen. Taylor-Mr. Henley's Amendment, and Mr. Ashmun's Addi-

tion thereto--Resolutions Adopted without Amendment-Mr. Lincoln's First

Speech in Congress, on the Mexican War-Mr. Lincoln on Internal Improve-

ments-A Characteristic Campaign Speech--Mr. Lincoln on the Nomination of

Gen. Taylor; the Veto Power; National Issues ; President and People ; Wil.

mot Proviso; Platforms; Democratic Sympathy for Clay; Military Heroes and

Exploits ; Cass a Progressive; Extra Pay; the Whigs and the Mexican War;

Democratic Divisions-Close of the Session--Mr. Lincoln on the Stump-Gen.

Taylor's Election--Second Session of the Thirtieth Congress-Slavery in the

District of Columbia-The Public Lands-Mr. Lincoln as a Congressman-He

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MR. LINCOLN'S EARLY BOYHOOD IN KENTUCKY.

Preliminary Remarks.--Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln.-Their Resi

dence in Pennsylvania and Virginia.—His Grandfather Crosses the Alleghanies to join Boone and his Associates.—"The Dark and Bloody Ground."- His Violent Death. His Widow Settles in Washington County.--Thomas Lincoln, his Son, Marries and Locates near Hodgenville.--Birth of Abraham Lincoln.--La Rue County.-His Early Life and Training in Kentucky.

The name of no living man is more prominent, at this moment, on the lips and in the thoughts of the American people, than that of ABRAHAM LINCOLN. This happens not merely because, as the candidate of a party, he has won the highest political honors. He has a hold upon the public mind which a partisan election alone can not account for. This event, indeed, is the effect rather than the cause. An overwhelming popular enthusiasm in certain States where he is best known (and manifested also by the assembled crowds at Chicago, during the memorable week of the Convention) did much to turn the poising balance in his favor, and to determine his selection as a candidate over all his distinguished competitors.

What Robert Burns has proverbially been to the people of his native land, and, to a certain extent, of all lands, as a bard, Abraham Lincoln seems to have become to us as a statesman and a patriot, by his intimate relations alike with the humbler and the higher walks of life. By his own native energy and

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