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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year i894, by
Rhodes & Mcclure Publishing Company, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
All Rights reserved.
In his speeches—and we may add—his stories, the great Lincoln "still lives," with an influence for good among men.
Whatever may attach to his mere biography, that reveals a life of struggle and disadvantage in early years—unparalleled in fact in this respect-—the truth is the Man Lincoln is not in the "early cabin home," but in '' words that never die "—in the compiled utterances of this volume, that reveal and perpetuate the soul life of him who spoke so often, so fully and truly, of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and of a government '' that is of the people, by the people, and for the people."
In this form these stories and speeches, whose radiance lightens all pathways, are dedicated to the world, in the firm faith that in the fulness of time, the knowledge of the truth shall make all people free.
J. B. McCLURE.
Chicago, June i, 1896.
EARLY LIFE STORIES.
How Lincoln Earned his First Dollar 17
How Lincoln Helped to Build a Boat: and How
he Loaded the Live Stock 28
How Lincoln Resented an Insult 29
How Lincoln Piloted a Flat-boat Over a Mill Dam. 42
How Lincoln Became a Captain 45
How Lincoln Treated His Early Friend, Dennis
Hanks, in Washington 62
Mrs. Brown's Story of Young Abe; How a Man
Slept with a President of the United States 36
Splitting Rails and Studying Mathematics; Simmons,
Lincoln & Company 42
''The Long Nine." 4g
What Some Men Say About Lincoln; His First
Meeting with Richard Yates 30
When and Where Lincoln Obtained the Name of
Young Lincoln's Kindness of Heart* He Carries
Home and Nurses a Drunkard 21
Honest Abe and His Lady Client 89
How Lincoln Kept His Business Accounts 91
How Lincoln Always Turned a Stury to His Advan-
Hon. Newton Bateman's Thrilling Story of Mr; Lin-
Springfield Preachers Voted 106
How Lincoln and Judge B. Swapped Horses 75
Lincoln's Story of a young Lawyer as he Told it to
Gen. Garfield 79
Lincoln and His Stepmother 80
Lincoln's Story of Joe Wilson and his "Spotted