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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year i894, by

Rhodes & Mcclure Publishing Company, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

All Rights reserved.

In his speeches—and we may add—his stories, the great Lincoln "still lives," with an influence for good among men.

Whatever may attach to his mere biography, that reveals a life of struggle and disadvantage in early years—unparalleled in fact in this respect-—the truth is the Man Lincoln is not in the "early cabin home," but in '' words that never die "—in the compiled utterances of this volume, that reveal and perpetuate the soul life of him who spoke so often, so fully and truly, of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and of a government '' that is of the people, by the people, and for the people."

In this form these stories and speeches, whose radiance lightens all pathways, are dedicated to the world, in the firm faith that in the fulness of time, the knowledge of the truth shall make all people free.


Chicago, June i, 1896.

How Lincoln Piloted a Flat-boat Over a Mill Dam. 42

How Lincoln Became a Captain 45

How Lincoln Treated His Early Friend, Dennis

Hanks, in Washington 62

Incidents Illustrating Lincoln's Honesty 27

Judge Ewing's Story 63

Judge Moses' Early Recollections of Lincoln 64

Little Lincoln Firing at Big Game Through the

Cracks of His Cabin Home 20

Lincoln and his Gentle Annie; A Touching Inci-

dent 24

Lincoln Splits Several Hundred Rails for a Pair of

Pants; How he Looked, as Described by a Com-

panion 35

Lincoln's Story of a Girl in New Salem 35

Lincoln's Mechanical Ingenuity 39

Lincoln's Marriage; Interesting Letters 51

Lincoln's Mother; How He Loved Her 54

Mrs. Brown's Story of Young Abe; How a Man

Slept with a President of the United States 36

Reminiscences; The Turning Point 59

Splitting Rails and Studying Mathematics; Simmons,

Lincoln & Company 42

Senator Cullom's Interesting Reminiscences of Lin-

coln 66

''The Long Nine." 4g

What Some Men Say About Lincoln; His First

Meeting with Richard Yates 30

When and Where Lincoln Obtained the Name of

"Honest Abe." 37

Young Lincoln's Kindness of Heart* He Carries

Home and Nurses a Drunkard 21

Young Lincoln and his Books; Their Influence on

his Mind 22


A Remarkable Law Suit About a Colt 75

A Famous Story 78

A letter to His Beloved Stepmother '82

An Amusing Story Concerning Thompson Camp-

bell 85

An Incident Related by one of Lincoln's Clients.... 87

Attention Shown to Relatives 91

A Good Temperance Man 94

A Revolutionary Pensioner Defended by Lincoln. .. 101

Gen. Linder's Account of the Lincoln-Shields Duel. 95

Honest Abe and His Lady Client 89

How Lincoln Kept His Business Accounts 91

How Lincoln Always Turned a Stury to His Advan-
tage 103

Hon. Newton Bateman's Thrilling Story of Mr; Lin-
coln; The Great Man Lookiag to See How the

Springfield Preachers Voted 106

How Lincoln and Judge B. Swapped Horses 75

Lincoln's Story of a young Lawyer as he Told it to

Gen. Garfield 79

Lincoln and His Stepmother 80

Lincoln's Story of Joe Wilson and his "Spotted

Animals." 86

Lincoln Defends Col. Baker 88

Lincoln in Court f 92

Lincoln Defends the Son of an Old Friend Indicted

for Murder 97

Lincoln's Pungent Retort 100

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