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PAGE

Lincoln's Birth and Parentage........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

His Father's Family remove to Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

His Limited Opportunities of Education................................ 18

A Flatboatman on the Mississippi....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Removal to Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Employed in splitting Rails. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Enlists as a Volunteer in the Black-Hawk War, and serves through the

Campaign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Buys a Stock of Goods on Credit, and opens a Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Appointed Postmaster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Studies Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Practises Surveying. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to e e o 'o e o e 23

Elected to the £oitus. © g o os s a e - © to o o * e s e < * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 24

His Position on the Slavery Question in 1837........................... 24

Removes to Springfield, and opens a Law Office. . . . . . . . . . . . to e o e g o e g o e o e s 24

His Labors in the Field of Politics...................................... 26

P A B, T S E C O N ID .

IN CONGRESS,

Elected to Congress in 1846. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Statesmen in the Thirtieth Congress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

His Votes in Favor of Harbor and River Improvements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 29

Slavery in the District of Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 32, 42

His Resolutions on the Mexican War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Vote of Supplies for the War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Putnam's Resolution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

The Ten-Regiment Bill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

The Tariff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to e s e s to e o e s s a s 36, 42

Slavery in the Territories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Webster's Speech on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Mr. Corwin's Remarks on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e o 'o o te to $ to e o a to $ to * * 39

Mr. Lincoln's Course on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

New-Mexico and California. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

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