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Lincoln's Religious Belief.

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Lincoln's Speech in Washington.

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Mr. Lincoln's Debate with Douglas..

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National Bank vs. Sub-Treasury.

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President Lincoln's Last Speech.

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Showing his Hand...

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Speech After the Battle of the Wilderness

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Speech on the War...

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Speech to 140th Indiana Regiment...

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The Perpetuity of Our Free Institutions.

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"The Age is Not Dead"

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The Ballot vs. the Bullet. ...,

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The Emancipation Proclamation.

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ILLUSTRATIONS.

Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln.....

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Unforgotten....

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Early Home of the Lincolns in Illinois.

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White Pigeon Church..

The Old Capitol Building at Springfield, Ill...

Lincoln's Residence at Springfield, Ill...

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Abraham Lincoln the Young Lawyer.

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Gen. James A. Garfield....

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Mrs. Sarah Bush Lincoln, Lincoln's Stepmother... 81

W. H. Herndon, Lincoln's Law Partner..

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The Republican Wigwam at Chicago, Where Lin-

coln was Nominated.....

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John Hanks, Lincoln's Rail Splitting Companion.. 118

United States Capitol....

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Lincoln's Family at Home in the White House ... .. 146

Mrs. John A. Logan.

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The Dawn....

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Gen. Grant After his Return from a Tour of the
World.....

196 Birthplace of Gen. U. S. Grant....

207 Dwight L. Moody.....

231 Gen. Grant's Monument at Lincoln Park, Chicago.. 240 Henry Ward Beecher...

242 Lincoln's Father's Monument, near Rockford, Ind.. 250 Triumphal Arch. .... The Original Fort Dearborn (as built in 1804).... 261 The Lincoln Family Moving from Kentucky to Indi

ana in 1816...... The House in Which Lincoln Died, April 15, 1865. 287 Monument of Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln Park, Chicago....

.. 292 George Washington, First President of the United States..

299 The Fountain ..

.. 308 Temptation ..

311 The Dance and the “Gulf”...

.. 319 The Waiting Wife ...

323 Gen. Taylor's Army near Popocataptl, in Mexico.. 341 Capitol at Springfield. ....

348 The Old Jerasulem Which Fell..

369 Half Slave and Half Free....

371 Our Savior Performing the Miracle in Cana.. 384 Lincoln Raising the Flag on Independence Hall, Philadelphia..

425 First Inauguration.

428 Lincoln's Burial...

466 Lincoln's Tomb...

470 Bronze Pieces, Etc..

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How Lincoln Earned His First Dollar. The following interesting story was told by Mr. Lincoin to Mr. Seward and a few friends one evening in the Executive Mansion at Washington. The President said: “Seward, you never heard, did you, how I earned my first dollar ?"

“No,” rejoined Mr. Seward.

"Well," continued Mr. Lincoln, "I belonged, you know, to what they call down South, the 'scrubs. We had succeeded in raising, chiefly by my labor, sufficient produce, as I thought, to justify me in taking it down the river to sell.

O‘After much persuasion, I got the consent of mother to go, and constructed a little flatboat, large enough to take a barrel or two of things that we had gathered, with myself and little bundle, down to the Southern market. A steamer was coming down the river. We have, you know, no wharves on the Western streams; and the custom was, if passengers were at any of the landings, for them to go out in a boat, the steamer stopping and taking them on board. “I was contemplating my new flatboat, and wondering whether I could make it strong or improve it in any particular, when two men came down to the shore in carriages with trunks, and looking at the different boats singled out mine, and asked, "Who owns this? I answered, somewhat modestly, I do. Will you,” said one of them, take us and our trunks out to the steamer?' *Certainly,' said I. I was very glad to have the chance of earning something. I suppose that each of them would give me two or three bits. The trunks were put on my flatboat, the passengers seated themselves on the trunks, and I sculled them out to the steamboat.

“They got on board, and I lifted up their heavy trunks, and put them on deck. The steamer was about to put on steam again, when I called out that they had forgotten to pay me. Each of them took from his pocket a silver half-dollar, and threw it on the floor of my boat. I could scarcely believe my eyes as I picked up the money. Gentlemen, you may think it was a very little thing, and in these days it seems to me a trifle; but it was a most important incident in my life. I could scarcely credit that I, a poor boy, had earned a dollar. The world seemed wider and fairer before me. I was a more hopeful and confident being from that time."

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An Honest Boy-Young Lincoln “Pulls Fodder"

Two Days for a Damaged Book. The following incident, illustrating several traits already developed in the early boyhood of Lincoln, is vouched for by a citizen of Evansville, Ind.” who knew him in the days referred to:

In his eagerness to acquire knowledge, young Lincoln

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