History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches, Letters, Addresses, Proclamations, and Messages. With a Preliminary Sketch of His Life

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INDEX.
Arbitrary Arrests, action of Government, 339; debate in Congress, 327.
Arkansas, President's letter to General Steele, 455; President's letter about Convention, 456; election and adoption of a Free State Constitution, 457.
Banks, takes Port Hudson, 382; proclamation for an election in Louisiana, 454.
Battle of Bull Run, '61, 154; of Williamsburg, 235; of Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, 244; of Fredericksburg, 376; of Gettysburg, 379; of Vicksburg, 382; of Tullahoma, 388; of Chattanooga, 389; defeat at Olustee, 458.
Blair, F. P. Jr., reappointment as Major- General, 439.
Border States, reply of the members to President's address, 192; Hon. Mr. Maynard's reply, 194.
Buchanan, official action on Secession, 56; last message, 63; dissolution of his Cabinet 64; message on Secession, 65.
Burnside, General, succeeds McClellan in Army of Potomac, 281; battle of Fredericksburg, 376; arrests Vallandigham, 351; second attempt on Fredericksburg, 377; relieved from command, 377; defence of Knoxville, 390.
Cabinet, dissolution of Buchanan's, 64; organization of Lincoln's, 121; resignation of Secretary Cameron, 205.
Cameron, resignation of, as Secretary of War, 205: President's message concerning, 205.
Colonization, President's views on, 184; President's interview with colored men on, 468; attempts to colonize New Grenada, 472; colony to Isle à Vache, 473.
Colfax, elected Speaker of House of Representatives, 416.
Compromise, Crittenden's, 66; special committee of Congress on, 68; report of resolutions by committee, 68; adoption of the resolutions, 70.
Confederacy--organization of the Rebel Government, 59; objects of the Confederacy stated by Mr. Stephens, 62.
Confiscation Bill, 153; debate in Congress on, 196; its provisions, 199; supplementary resolution, 200; message approving, 201.
Congress, appoints committee on Compromise, 68; adoption of Compromise resolution, 70; action on amendment of Constitution, 70; action on Crittenden resolution and Peace Conference, 76; meeting in extra Session, July 4, 1861, 138; adoption of resolution on the objects of the War, 152; bills on confiscation--employment of slaves, 153; meeting in December, 1861, 162; effect of Bull Run defeat on legislative action of, 181; abolishes slavery in Territories, 183; abolishes slavery in District Columbia, 183; approves compensated emancipation, 186; debate on Confiscation Bill, 196; the Currency Bill, 195; meeting, December, 1862, 308; debate on arbitrary arrests, 327; admission of members from Louisiana, 336; meeting, December, 1863, 416; debates of, 1863, 434; action on slavery, 435; passage of Conscription Bill, 331.
Constitution, amendment forbidding interference with slavery, 70; amendment abolishing slavery, 435.
Crittenden Compromise, 66; resolution declaring the objects of the War, 152.
Curtis, General, appointed to command in Missouri, 398; his removal, 399.
Democratic Party, its position at time of election, 1860, 54; success in State elections of 1862, defeat in 1863, 414.
England, instructions to our Minister at outbreak of the Rebellion, 133; protest against her recognition of the Rebels as belligerents, 135; the Trent affair, 162; stoppage of rebel rams, 441.
Emancipation, President's reply to Chicago Committee on, 212; Proclamation

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