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Thomas Lincoln builds a boat. — Floats down to the Ohio. - Boat capsizes.
Lands in Perry County, Indiana. Selects a location. Walks back to
Knob Creek for wife and children. Makes his way through the wilderness.
- Settles between the two Pigeon Creeks. - Gentryville. Selects a site.
Lincoln builds a half-faced camp. Clears ground and raises a small crop.
- Dennis Hanks. - Lincoln builds a cabin.-State of the country.
Indiana admitted to the Union. - Rise of Gentryville. Character of the
people. Lincoln's patent for his land. His farm, cabin, furniture.
The milk-sickness. - Death of Nancy Hanks Lincoln. - Funeral discourse
by David Elkin. - Grave. Tom Lincoln marries Sally Bush. — Her

goods and chattels. — Her surprise at the poverty of the Lincoln cabin. ·
Clothes and comforts Abe and his sister. Abe leads a new life. - Is
sent to school. Abe's appearance and dress. - Learning "manners."
- Abe's essays. Tenderness for animals. The last of school. — Abe
excelled the masters. - Studied privately. — Did not like to work. -—
Wrote on wooden shovel and boards. - How Abe studied. The books
he read. The "Revised Statute of Indiana.”— Did not read the Bible.
No religious opinions. How he behaved at home. Touching recital
by Mrs. Lincoln.- Abe's memory. - Mimicks the preachers. - Makes
stump-speeches" in the field. Cruelly maltreated by his father.
Works out cheerfully. - Universal favorite. — The kind of people he lived
amongst. Mrs. Crawford's reminiscences. Society about Gentryville.
- His step-mother. His sister. The Johnstons and Hankses. - Abe a
ferryman and farm-servant. - His work and habits. — Works for Josiah
Crawford. Mrs. Crawford's account of him. Crawford's books. -Be-
comes a wit and a poet. - Abe the tallest and strongest man in the settle-
Hunting in the Pigeon Creek region. His activity. — Love of
talking and reading. Fond of rustic sports. — Furnishes the literature.
Would not be slighted. — His satires. Songs and chronicles. - Gen-

tryville as a centre of business."— Abe and other boys loiter about the

village. Very temperate. "Clerks" for Col. Jones. Abe saves a

drunken man's life. - Fond of music. - Marriage of his sister Nancy.

Extracts from his copy-book. His Chronicles. - Fight with the Grigs-

bys. Abe "the big buck of the lick."-"Speaking meetings at

Gentryville. - Dennis Hanks's account of the way he and Abe became so

learned. Abe attends a court. — Abe expects to be President. — Going

to mill. — Kicked in the head by a horse. - Mr. Wood.-Piece on tem-

perance. On national politics.-Abe tired of home. Works for Mr.

Gentry. — Knowledge of astronomy and geography. - Goes to New

Orleans. Counterfeit money. - Fight with negroes. Scar on his face.


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The site of New Salem. The village as it existed. The first store. - Num-
Their houses. Springfield. — Petersburg. — Mr.

ber of inhabitants.

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The Black Hawk War.

Black Hawk crosses

Offutt's business gone to ruin.
the Mississippi. - Deceived by his allies. - The governor's call for
troops. — Abe enlists - Elected captain. — A speech. Organization of
the army.
Captain Lincoln under arrest. The march. Captain Lin-
coln's company declines to form. - Lincoln under arrest. - Stillman's
defeat. Wasting rations. Hunger. Mutiny. - March to Dixon.
Attempt to capture Black Hawk's pirogues. — Lincoln saves the life of an
Indian. Mutiny. Lincoln's novel method of quelling it. Wrestling.
His magnanimity. - Care of his men. - Dispute with a regular officer.
Reach Dixon. Move to Fox River. - A stampede. - Captain Lin-
coln's efficiency as an officer. - Amusements of the camp. - Captain
Lincoln re-enlists as a private. - Independent spy company.
of the war. Capture of Black Hawk. Release.Death.
George W. Harrison's recollections. Duties of the spy company.
Company disbanded. - Lincoln's horse stolen. They start home on foot.
Buy a canoe. Feast on a raft. Sell the boat. Walk again.

Arrive at Petersburg. —A sham battle.

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Results of the canvass. An opening in business.

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The firm of Lincoln &
Berry. How they sold liquor.- What Mr. Douglas said. — The store a
failure. Berry's bad habits. The credit system. - Lincoln's debts.
He goes to board at the tavern. — Studies law. — Walks to Springfield for
books.― Progress in the law. Does business for his neighbors. — Other
studies. Reminiscences of J. Y. Ellis. Shy of ladies. His apparel.
Fishing, and spouting Shakspeare and Burns. - Mr. Lincoln annoyed by

Bowlin Greene. Mr. Lincoln's
John Calhoun. Lincoln studies

company. Retires to the country.
attempt to speak a funeral discourse.
surveying. — Gets employment. - Lincoln appointed postmaster. — How
he performed the duties. Sale of Mr. Lincoln's personal property under
execution. - Bought by James Short. - Lincoln's visits. Old Hannah.
Ab. Trent. - Mr. Lincoln as a peacemaker. His great strength.
The judicial quality. — Acting second in fights. — A candidate for the
Legislature. Elected. Borrows two hundred dollars from Coleman
Smoot. - How they got acquainted. — Mr. Lincoln writes a little book on
infidelity. It is burnt by Samuel Hill.



Is engaged

James Rutledge. — His family.—Ann Rutledge. —John McNeil.
to Ann. His strange story. The loveliness of Ann's person and char-
acter. - Mr. Lincoln courts her. They are engaged to be married. -
Await the return of McNeil. - Ann dies of a broken heart. — Mr.
Lincoln goes crazy.
Cared for by Bowlin Greene. The poem "Im-
mortality." - Mr. Lincoln's melancholy broodings. — Interviews with
Isaac Cogdale after his election to the Presidency. — Mr. Herndon's inter-
view with McNamar. - Ann's grave.
The Concord cemetery.


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Bennett Able and family.—Mary Owens. - Mr. Lincoln falls in love with
What she thought of him. — A misunderstanding.-Letters from
Miss Owens. — Mr. Lincoln's letters to her. - Humorous account of the
affair in a letter from Mr. Lincoln to another lady.


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Mr. Lincoln takes his seat in the Legislature. Schemes of internal improve-
ment. Mr. Lincoln a silent member.- Meets Stephen A. Douglas.
Log-rolling. Mr. Lincoln a candidate for re-election. The canvass.
"The Long Nine."-Speech at Mechanicsburg. Fight. - Reply to Dr.

Early. Reply to George Forquer. Trick on Dick Taylor. Attempts
to create a third party. Mr. Lincoln elected. - Federal and State poli
tics. -The Bank of the United States. - Suspension of specie payments.
- Mr. Lincoln wishes to be the De Witt Clinton of Illinois. The inter-
nal-improvement system. - Capital located at Springfield. Mr. Lin-
coln's conception of the duty of a representative. His part in passing
the "system." -Begins his antislavery record. — Public sentiment against
the Abolitionists. - History of antislavery in Illinois. — The Covenanters.

Struggle to amend the Constitution. - The "black code." - Death
of Elijah P. Lovejoy. — Protest against proslavery resolutions. — No
sympathy with extremists. - Suspension of specie payments. · Mr. Lin-
coln re-elected in 1838. - Candidate for Speaker. - Finances. — Utter
failure of the internal-improvement "system.”—Mr. Lincoln re-elected in

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