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XXI.

A SUCCESSFUL LAWYER.

His Practice and Poverty-Circuit Court—House Enlarged in his

Absence—Horse, Saddle-bags, and Buggy–His Character-Not
Defend a Client in Wrong-An Interesting Case—The Old

Negress and Her Son Redeemed—Colonel Baker and Lincoln-
What Judge Treat relates-Deluded into a Wrong Case-Refused
to Defend his Client when Convinced he was Guilty-Another
Case-A Suit against a Railroad-Refused $250 offered him-
What Gillespie Thought of him as a Lawyer—What Sparks said
of him-How he saved Jack Armstrong's Son from the Gallows
-Aunt Hannah and her Gratitude-His Eloquence and Power-

How he Assisted Aunt Hannah afterwards—Released her Son

from the Army when President—What his Associate said of his

Plea—Habits of Study-Sending Money to Parents—Spends $750

for his Mother—Letter to his Dying Father—Testimony of Judge

Davis and Judge Drummond . . . . . . . 232

XXIII.

GOING UP HIGHER.

State Convention of Illinois-Lincoln Invited to Platform-The

Hurrah- The Old Democrat and Rails—Criticism of Democrat-
Convention puts him forward for President-Incidents a Year
Before-An Old Friend in New York-At Five Points Mission-
Dr. Gulliver's Account of Interview with him-National Re-
publican Convention at Chicago—The Candidates -Lincoln Nom-
inated on Third Ballot-A Hurricane of Applause-News at
Springfield-Scenes --His Temperance Principles come to the

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