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Black Hawk, 98.
"Bleeding Kansas," 367.
Bloomingdale, important convention at,
"Blue Lodges" and "Social Bands,"
organization of, to control Kansas,
ABLE, BENNET, an early friend of Lin- Berry, Lincoln's partner in the grocery
Abolitionists, excitement produced by the
proceedings of, 201-205; scarcely
heard of in Illinois in 1837, 205;
regarded as robbers, 206; endeavors
to repress them, 209; attempt to force
Lincoln into their organization, 354.
Adam and Eve's wedding-song, 61.
Anti-Nebraska speech, 349.
Armstrong, Jack, a rival wrestler, 91.
Armstrong, Hannah, entertains Lincoln,
151; applies to him to defend her son
in a murder trial, 328; visits the pres-
ident elect, 465.
Ashmun, Hon. George, president of the
Republican National Convention, 453.
Atkinson, Gen. commander of troops in
the Black-Hawk war, 103.
Baker, E. D., bargains with Lincoln and
others for a seat in Congress, 275;
U. S. senator from Oregon, intro-
duces Lincoln at his inauguration,
Banks and internal -improvement mania
in Illinois, 184; cause of great politi-
cal contests, 193; collapse of the sys-
Bateman, Newton, interview with Lin-
Baldwin John, a great story-teller, 57.
Bates, Mr. appointed to Lincoln's cabi-
Bell, John, nominated for the presi-
"Border Ruffians," 367.
Breckenridge, John, impression of a
speech of, on young Lincoln, 67.
Breckinridge, John C., nominated for the
presidency, 456; close of his term as
Browning, Mrs., important letter of
Lincoln to, 181.
Buchanan, President, Kansas policy of,
385; close of his administration, 527 ;
present at the inauguration of Lincoln,
Burlingame, Anson, favors Douglas,
Bush, Sally, declines to marry Thomas
Lincoln, 10. See Lincoln, Mrs. Sarah.
Butler, B. F., delegate to the Democratic
Convention at Charleston, 454.
Butler, William, receives Mr. Lincoln
into his house, 224.
Calhoun, John, induces Lincoln to study
Cameron, Simon, candidate for the Re-
publican nomination for the presi-
dency, 449; exertions of, to secure a
seat in Lincoln's cabinet, 459; removal
of, from the secretaryship of war,
Cartwright, Rev. Peter, candidate for
Congress in opposition to Lincoln,
Chapman, Mrs., gives an account of Lin-
coln's domestic habits, 472.
Chase, Salmon P., appointed to Lincoln's
"Chronicles of Reuben," 63.
Clary's Grove boys, the, 91.
Clay, Henry, nominated for the presi-
dency, 274; eulogy of Lincoln on
the death of, 339.
Cogdale, Isaac, 168.
Covode, John, friendly to Douglass, 394.
Crawford, Andrew, Lincoln's third teach-
speaks and votes with Republicans in
U. S. Senate, 389; intrigues with Re-
publican leaders, 390; personal influ-
ence of, 396; what he thought of Lin-
coln, 409; puts a series of questions,
answers Lincoln's questions-
416; re-elected to U. S. Senate, 419;
nominated for the presidency, 456.
Dred-Scott decision, discussion of, 384.
Drummond Judge, address of, on the
death of Lincoln, 315.
Duncan, Rev. John, the playmate of
Edwards, Miss Matilda, attracts Lincoln,
and refuses Douglas and Speed, 240.
Edwards, Mrs., sister of Miss Todd,
Crawford, Josiah, offends Lincoln, and Elkin, David, employed to preach the
is satirized in rhyme, 51.
Crawford, Mrs Elizabeth, contributes
valuable testimony relating to Lin-
coln's early life, 41.
Cushing, Caleb, chairman of the Demo-
cratic Convention at Richmond, 455.
Davis, Judge David, 312; eulogy of, on
Lincoln, 313; statement of, concern-
ing Lincoln's religious opinions, 489.
Dayton, William L., nominated for vice-
funeral sermon of Nancy Hanks Lin-
Ellis, A. Y., describes Lincoln's personal
appearance during his first campaign,
Everett, Edward, nomination of, for the
Fell, Jesse W., statement of, in relation
to Lincoln's religious opinions, 490.
Felton, Mr., railroad president, takes pre-
cautions for Mr. Lincoln's safety, 512.
Democratic National Convention at Ferrandina, Capt., accused of plotting
Dickey, Hon. T. Lyle, seeks to suppress
Lincoln's radical speeches, 398.
Dorsey, Hazel, Lincoln's second school-
Douglas, Stephen A., first appearance
to assassinate the president elect, 515.
Federal control of slavery, opinion of
the "fathers" in relation to, 426.
Ford, Gov., gives an account of the old
way of conducting elections in Illi-
Forquer, a leading politician in debate
with Lincoln, 188.
Fremont, John C., candidate for the
of, in Illinois, 185; rapid advancement
of, in political life, 191; jealousy of,
of Lincoln, 195; elected a judge, 219;
refused by Miss Mary Todd, 238;
debates of, with Lincoln in 1852, 340;
makes a truce, 358; debate of, on
Kansas affairs, 383; discusses the
Dred-Scott decision, 384; breaks with
Buchanan's administration, 387; ville, 24.
Geary, John W., appointed governor of
Gentry, James, the founder of Gentry-
Gentryville, character of the early set- | Herndon, J. R. 127, 135.
Herndon, "Row," 156.
tlers of, 24; social peculiarities and
superstitions of, 42-44.
Gillespie, Mr., testimony of, to Lincoln's
Gilmore, Mr., of North Carolina, offered
a seat in the cabinet, 458.
Godbey, Squire, anecdote of, 140.
Graham, Minter, the schoolmaster of
New Salem, instructs Lincoln, 95.
Greeley, Horace, in favor of Douglas,
Herndon William H., lectures on Ann
Rutledge, 187; law-partner of Lin-
coln, 316; determines to make him
an Abolitionist, 352; indorses the
402; letter relating to Lincoln's reli-
gious belief, 489, 492.
Henry, Gen., an officer in the Black-
Hawk war, 114.
Hicks, Thomas, treasonable letter of, 518.
Green, W. G., an intimate friend of Lin- Hill, Samuel, burns Lincoln's book, 158.
Hilliard, a Baltimore conspirator, 514.
Green, Bowlin, a devoted friend of Lin- Holland, J. G., biographer of Lincoln,
Grigsby, Aaron, marries Lincoln's sister, "House-divided-against-itself" speech,
Grigsby Nat, amusing meeting of, with
"Immortality," the poem on, 166.
Grigsbys, feud between Lincoln and the, Inauguration of President Lincoln, 528.
Irrepressible conflict," opening of the,
Gulliver, Rev. Mr. a clerical flatterer, 442.
Guthrie, Mr., of Kentucky, offered a
seat in cabinet, 458.
Hamlin, Hannibal, nominated for the
vice-presidency, 450; takes his seat as
president of the senate, 528.
Hanks, Dennis, a constant companion of
Lincoln, 22; value of his testimony,
Hanks, John, describes Lincoln's early
habits, 37; splits rails with him, 49;
brings rails into Republican Conven-
Hanks, Nancy, becomes the wife of
Thomas Lincoln, 10; characteristics
of, 11; death of, 28.
Hannah, William H., statement of, in
relation to Lincoln's religious belief,
Hardin, John J., bargains for a seat in
Hazel, Caleb, Lincoln's first schoolmas-
Jackson campaign, 122.
Jayne, William, announces Lincoln as a
candidate for the State Legislature, 359.
Johnston, John D., character of, 46; let-
ters of his step-brother to, 337.
Johnson, H. V., nominated for the vice-
Johnston, Mrs. Sarah, marries Thomas
Lincoln, 29; her care of his children,
31; love for Abraham, 39; receives a
visit from the president elect, 463;
fears of his assassination, 464.
Jones, William, of Gentryville, employs
Lincoln as a clerk, 56.
Judd, Norman B., accompanies the pres
idential party to Philadelphia, 518.
Kansas-Nebraska territorial bill, 342.
Kansas, struggle between the Free-state
and Slave-state men in, 366; Reeder
appointed governor of, 368; letter of
Mr. Lincoln relating to, 368; over-
throw of the proslavery party in, 386.
Kelso, a school-teacher, influences Lincoln
to become a student of Shakspeare and
Kentucky, character of the early settlers
Keys, I. W., testimony relating to Lin-
coln's religious views, 490.
Kirkpatrick, Bill, a rival, 101.
Know-Nothingism, corruptions of, 378.
Lamon, Col. W. H., selected to accompany
the president to Washington, 522.
Lane, Joseph, nominated for the vice-
Lecompton Constitution, formation of,
386; considered an "outrage" by Mr.
Douglas, 387; conflict in Congress con-
Lincoln, Abraham, birth and ancestry,
1; schooling, 16, 33-36; love for read-
ing, 37; taste for public speaking, 40;
employed on a ferry-boat, 49; feats of
strength, 52; never became a sports-
man, 53; fond of music, 58; specimen
of his rhymes, 61; fighting qualities,
65; attends the courts, 67; writes on
temperance for the newspapers, 69;
trip to New Orleans, 70; goes to Illi-
nois with his father, 74; makes an-
other trip to New Orleans, 79; forms
his opinions of slavery, 83; his first
public official act, 88; a clerk in New
Salem, 89; encounters and defeats a
bully, 89-93; grows in the favor of the
people, 94; begins to study, 95; pilot
of a steamboat, 96; out of work, 98;
enlists a company for the Black-Hawk
war, and is chosen captain, 101; ar-
rested for disobedience of orders, 103;
influence with his men, 108; meets his
match in wrestling, 110; care for his
men, 111; enlists as a private, 113;
narrative of his individual experience,
116; popularity enhanced by his ser-
vice in the war, 121; his first public
speech, 121; becomes a candidate for
the Legislature, 122; classed as a
"nominal Jackson man," 123; adopts
the leading principles of the Whig
party, 126; address to the people of
Sangamon County, 129; is defeated,
134; engages in the grocery business
with Berry, 137; failure of the firm,
and loss of Lincoln's personal property,
138; begins to read law, 139; studies
natural philosophy, chemistry, &c., 141;
relish for popular songs, 142; inordi-
nate love for Shakspeare and Burns,
145; studies surveying, and becomes a
deputy of J. C. Calhoun, 147; post-
master of New Salem, 148; disposition
to succor the weak, 153; elected to the
Legislature, 1834, 155; inclined to
free-thinking in religion, 157; engaged
to Ann Rutledge, 163; grief at her
death, 164; acquaintance and corre-
spondence with Miss Mary Owens, 172,
173; takes his seat in the Legislature,
184; one of the "Long Nine," 186;
elected again in 1836; a leader of the
Whigs in 1836 and 1840, 193; aims to
become "the DeWitt Clinton of Illi-
nois," 195; endeavors to keep even
with public opinion, 199; begins his
antislavery record, 201; protest against
proslavery resolutions, 209; re-elected
to the Legislature in 1838, and a can-
didate for speaker, 212; introduces
resolutions relating to public debt in
(1840), 213; jumps out of a window
to prevent an adjournment, 217; pro-
tests against the judges' bill, 219; be-
comes a law-partner of John T. Stuart,
221; removes to Springfield to prac-
tise law, 223; lectures before the
lyceum, 226; descends into the court-
room through a trap-door, 231; takes
part in a joint debate with Douglas
and others, 232; candidate for presi-
dential election in 1840, 236; thirst for
distinction the leading object of his life,
237; becomes acquainted with Miss
Todd, 238; engaged to be married,
239; insane, 240; his condition in
1841-42, 241; re-engagement and
marriage, 243; confidential letters to
Speed, 244–252; challenged by Shields,
260; the parties reconciled, 260–269 ;
continues his practice at the bar, 269;
on the stump" for Clay in 1844, 274;
bargains with Baker, Hardin, and
Logan for a seat in Congress, 275;
elected to Congress, 278; opposed to
the Mexican war, 281; speech, 283;
dissatisfaction in his district, 291; de-
livers an internal-improvement speech,
297; makes campaign speeches in New
England, 307; letter from his father,
308; record on the Wilmot Proviso,
309; standing as a lawyer, 311; letter
showing the character of his early
practice, 316; engaged in a remarkable
murder trial, 318; his first speeeh be-
fore the Supreme Court, 321; his
honesty, 324; defends and clears the
son of Jack Armstrong, 328; receives
a large fee from the Illinois Railroad,
331; offered the Governorship of Ore-
gon, 333; writes to his dying father,
336; letters to his step-brother, 337;
delivers a eulogy on the death of Henry
Clay, 339; engages in debates with
Douglas in 1852, 340; his views con-
cerning slavery, 344; opposed to
Know-Nothingism, 348; great anti-
Nebraska speech, 349; debate with
Douglas on the repeal of the Missouri
Compromise, 354; truce with Doug-
las, 358; candidate for the U. S.
Senate, and defeated, 362; letter to
Speed on affairs in Kansas, 368; op-
poses resistance to Government in
Kansas, 372; takes a stand with the
Abolitionists, and attends Bloomington
Convention, 375; voted for in Repub-
lican Convention for vice-presidency,
380; discusses "Popular Sovereignty,"
395; nominated for U. S. Senator, 397;
great influence of his "House-divided-
against-itself" speech, 399; what he
thought of Douglas, 408; answers to
Douglas's questions, 412; propounds
interrogatories to Douglas, 416; disap-
pointment in non-election to U. S. Sen-
ate, 419; in the capacity of lecturer, 421;
suggested as a candidate for the pres-
idency, 422; letter on the tariff, 423;
goes to Kansas, 424; speech in New
York, 425; letter in relation to selling
a political speech, 441; visits New
England, 441; quizzes Rev. Mr. Gul-
liver, 443; presented to the Republican
State Convention of Illinois, 1860,
444; nominated for the presidency,
450; his conduct during and after the
balloting, 451, 452; letter accepting the
nomination, 453; elected to the presi-
dency, 457; selects his cabinet, 458;
visits his relations, 462; his personal
appearance, 468;, habits, 470; not
happy in his domestic relations, 473;
his morbid presentiments, 476; literary
tastes, 477; humorous stories, 478;
temperate habits, 480; politics his
world, 482; ambition, 483; religious
opinions, 486; belief in the supernatu-
ral, 503; his melancholy due to his
want of religious faith, 504; takes his
leave of Springfield, 505; speeches on
the road, 508–511; plot to assassinate
him, 512; night journey to Washing-
ton, 524; arrival at the capital, 526;
makes arrangements for constructing
his cabinet, 527; feelings upon the
approach of his inauguration, 528; ap-
pearance in the Capitol, 529; delivers
his inaugural address, 529; takes the
oath of office, 536; retires to the ex-
ecutive mansion, 537.
Lincoln, Abraham, father of Thomas, 3.
Lincoln, corruption of the name of, 9.
Lincoln family of Virginia, the, of Eng-
lish descent; no relation to the Lin-
colns of Massachusetts, 2; location of
different branches, 3.
Lincoln, Mrs. Mary, opposes her hus-
band's election to Illinois Legislature,
359; her marriage to Mr. Lincoln a