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PUBLIC LITORY

928307A
ASTOR, LENOX A.D

TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

R 1937

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, by

T. B. PETERSON & BROTHERS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in anid for the

Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

CONTENTS.

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Birth of President Abraham Lincoln, and his ancestors.... 21

His grandfather killed by the Indians and scalped-De-

scription of his parents...............

“ Abe” goes to school—The Lincoln Family remove to In-

diana........

Death of Mrs. Lincoln—“ Abe" learns to write--His father

marries again “ Abe" finishes his education..........

He becomes a hired hand on a flatboat, and goes to New

Orleans ............... .......

The family remove to Illinois—" Abe" seeks his fortune

among strangers.........

He takes another trip to New Orleans-Becomes a miller

and salesman-His services in the Black Hawk war.... 29

Is nominated for the Legislature and is defeated_Becomes

a merchant and surveyor-Is elected to the Legislature

-Studies law.........

A thrilling incident in his legal career...

A protest against slavery-Is a candidate for Presidential

Élector- Mr. Lincoln is elected to Congress—His votes
and speeches during his Congressional term ............

Becomes a delegate to the National Convention of 1848–

He is nominated for United States Senator, but with.

draws .......

He is again nominated for the Senate-His speeches in tho

celebrated Lincoln-Douglas campaign -His tribute to the

Declaration of Independence...

Pen-Portraits of Abraham Lincoln.......

Mr. Lincoln is defeated by Mr. Douglas-Is then named

for the Presidency-Evidence of his skill as a Rail-

splitter....

His great speech at the Cooper Institute, New York......

Is nominated for President of the United States by the

Republican Convention..........

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He is notified of his nomination by a Committee appointed

by the Convention..................

................. 65

Speech of the President of the Convention-Reply of Mr.

Lincoln—Correspondence between the Convention and

Mr. Lincoln......

Is elected President of the United States........ ........

He leaves Springfield for Washington-Ovations on the

ronte ..........

His arrival at Toledo and Indiavapolis-His speeches at

each place..........

He arrives at Cincinnati, and addresses the citizens from

the Burnet House....................

His arrival at Columbus, with his speech......
His arrival at Steubenville, and his address to the people

• Arrives in Pittsburg, and makes a speech to the citi.

zens...........

Proceeds to Cleveland, and from thence to Buffalo, with his

speeches at each place......
Goes next to Albany-His arrival there, and speeches at

the Capitol and to the members of the Legislature......

Proceeds to New York, and on his way makes a speech at

Poughkeepsie-Arrival in New York, with his speech,

on being welcomed by the Mayor of the city to that

place..............................................

Goes next to Trenton-His speeches to the Senate and

to the Chambers of the Assembly of the State of New

Jersey .............................................

Proceeds to Philadelpbia-Is welcomed by the Mayor of

that city-Mr. Lincoln's speech in reply................
He visits “Old Independence Hall”—His speech there.....
He raises the National Flag of the country to the top of the

flag-staff on " Old Independence Hall,“ on Washington's

Birth-day........

.............. 83.

He leaves for Harrisburg–His arrival there_Is welcomed

by both Houses of the Legislature, and his speech on

that occasion....................................... 84

A plot is made to assassinate him—How it was thwarted.... 85

Returns to Philadelphia in a special train, and proceeds to

Washington in disguise-His arrival there-Is welcomed

to Washington by the authorities—His speech in reply 86

Addresses the Republican Association........ ........

He is inaugurated President of the United States-Inaugu.

ral Address of Abraham Lincoln........

President Lincoln's interview with the Virginia Commis-

sioners, with his Address to them on that occasion......

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The first Proclamation for troops-Congress summoned to

assemble on the Fourth of July......

A blockade of Southern ports ordered.. ..........

The President's communication with the Maryland au.

thorities................

Blockading of Virginia and North Carolina...............

A call for additional troops..........................

Has an interview with the Maryland Legislature...........

A special order for Florida President Lincoln's first Mes-

sage to Congress........

A day of Fasting and Prayer appointed....... ....... 117

Commercial intercourse with the Rebellious States pro-

bibited........

Ile modifies an order of General Fremont's-His second

Message to Congress........

............ 119

The President's Message recommending Gradual Emancipa-

tion .........

.........

120

He assumes active command of the Army and Navy of the

United States........ ................... ...........

122

He orders Thanksgiving for signal victories-Slavery abol-

ished in the District of Columbia.......

Re-opening of some of the Southern Ports--Repudiates an

emancipation order of Major-General Hunter......... 124

The President's conference with the Loyal Governors—His

interview with the Border Congressmen-He reads to

them a powerful Appeal............................. 125

Instructions to Military and Naval Commanders........ 128

A draft for Three Huudred Thousand Men ordered - The

President speaks at a war meeting in Washington..... 129

The Emancipation Proclamation of September 22d, 1862... 131

The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1st, 1863.... 133

Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus................. 135

Le issues an Order for the observance of the Sabbath.... 136

His Annual Message of December, 1862–Important recom-

mendations to Congress.........

......... 137

Receives a Complimentary Address from Manchester, Eng-.

land .........

The President visits the Army of the Potomac-Reviews

the troops, etc...................

... 140

The Enrolment Act and the rights of Aliens ............ 142

A National Thanksgiving ordered......................., 143

Letter from the President on the Emancipation Proclama

tion to the Union men of Illinois......

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156

Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in certain cases 148 A Proclamation for a National Thanksgiving ............ 149 Three Hundred Thousand more men called for... .......... 151 The President's Dedicatory Address at the Consecration of

the National Cemetery at Gettysburg.................. 152 He issues another Thanksgiving Proclamation–His Annual

Message of December, 1863—Full pardon offered to the
Rebels......

........ 153 Issues a Proclamation for Seven Hundred Thousand more

men................... Explanatory Proclamation of one issued December eighth,

............ 157 An Impartial Review of the President's Policy.......... 158 Address of President Lincoln at a fair held at the Patent

Office at Washington, on March 18th, 1864............ 174 His Address to the Committee of the Workingman's Demo

cratic Republican Association of New York, on March

21st, 1864................................. ........ 175 He is the choice of the Legislatures of Fifteen States, and

of the American People for another term............ 177 Resolutions of the Union League of Philadelphia........ 179 Editorials from Leading Loyal Papers in the Union, recommending the ro-domination and re-election of Abraham Lingnin for the next Dnasidant of the United States ... 180

1863.........

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