Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858 - Vol. 1

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CONTENTS
WORKS CITED IN THESE VOLUMESxvii
I. KENTUCKY: BIRTH AND CHILDHOOD The United States in 1809 -- Birth of Abraham Lincoln -- Thomas Lincoln -- Lincolns in Virginia -- Removal to Kentucky -- Nancy Hanks -- Marriage of Thomas Lincoln -- Elizabethtown -- Removal to Sinking Spring farm -- To Knob Creek -- Riney's and Hazel's schools -- Early years of Abraham -- War of 1812 -- Influx of settlers -- Migration to Indiana -- Land suit .1
II. INDIANA: BOYHOOD AND YOUTH Forests of Indiana -- Lincoln's tract -- Removal of family -- The halffaced camp -- Arrival of the Sparrows and Dennis Hanks -- Death of the Sparrows and of Nancy Lincoln -- Elkin's visit -- Manner of living -- Schools and dialect -- Crawford's school -- Marriage of Thomas Lincoln and Sarah Bush Johnston -- Her influence on the family -- Dorsey's and Sweeney's schools -- Abraham at school -- Want of sympathy between father and son -- Abraham's love of reading -- Thomas joins the church -- Abraham's religion -- History and Scott's Lessons -- Abraham's social qualities -- Youthful speeches -- Quinn's Jests -- Sarah's marriage -- Dispute on ferry -- Gentry and journey to New Orleans -- Death of Sarah -- 'Chronicles of Reuben' -- Removal to Illinois -- Politics . 38
III. NEW SALEM: EARLY MANHOOD AND DEVELOPMENT Webster's reply to Hayne -- Migration to Illinois -- Great snowstorm -- Offut and New Orleans -- Slavery -- Abraham at New Salem -- Election -- Clary Grove Boys -- Lincoln -- Armstrong fight -- Lincoln's address as candidate -- Visit of the Talisman -- Black Hawk War -- Lincoln's service -- Canvass and speech -- Berry and Lincoln -- Wreck of Radford's store -- Nullification in South Carolina -- Appointed postmaster -- Studies surveying -- Calhoun and Graham -- Lincoln's reading -- Again a candidate -- Elected representative -- Paine and Volney -- Law readings -- Attitude toward women -- Mary Owens -- Ann Rutledge and McNamar -- Death of Ann Rutledge -- Reëlected -- Robert Allen -- Mary Owens and Lincoln's explanation .100
IV. LEGISLATURE AND SPRINGFIELD Vandalia in 1834 -- Lincoln's first session -- His votes and labors -- Bank charters -- Bank of the United States -- Special session -- National politics -- Removal of the State capital -- Leading members of court and legislature -- Stephen A. Douglas -- Lincoln's news letters -- Governor Duncan's message -- Discussion on slavery -- Resolutions of the Southern States -- Replies from the North -- Action of Illinois -- Stone and Lincoln's protest -- Internal improvements report -- Location of the State capital -- Lincoln's defence of the bank -- Selection of Springfield as capital -- The place in 1837 -- Lincoln's arrival and law partnership with Stuart -- Interest in politics -- Controversy with General Adams -- Sampson's Ghost letters -- Elijah P. Lovejoy and the Alton riot -- Wendell Phillips's first appearance -- Outbreaks of mob violence -- Lincoln's Lyceum address .160

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