In The Boyhood of Lincoln

A Tale of the Tunker Schoolmaster and the Times of Black Hawk

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 71,235 / 204 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.7
LoC Categories: PZ, CT
Downloads: 649
Added to site: 2008.06.02
mnybks.net#: 21103
Origin: gutenberg.org

"The author presents facts in a most attractive framework of fiction, and imbues the whole with his peculiar humor. The illustrations are numerous and of more than usual excellence."--New Haven Palladium.

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s, or to treat the Indians differently from other men. They would receive no payment for preaching, but held that it was the duty of all men to live by what they earned by their own labor. They traveled wherever they felt moved to go by the inward monitor. They were a peculiar people, but the prairie States owe much that was good to their influence. The new settlers were usually glad to see the old Tunker when he appeared among them, and to receive his message, and women and children felt the loss of this benevolent sympathy when he went away. He established no church, yet all people believed in his sincerity, and most people listened to him with respect and reverence. The sect closely resembled the old Jewish order of the Essenes, except that they did not wear the garment of white, but loose garments without buttons.

The scene of the Tunker's journey was in Spencer County, Indiana, near the present town of Gentryville. This county was rapidly being occupied by immigrants, and it was to this new people

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