Abraham Lincoln: A History -- Volume 1

Abraham Lincoln: A History -- Volume 1

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Abraham Lincoln: A History -- Volume 1 by John G. Nicolay

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1890

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Failure of the Railroad System. Fall of the Banks. First Collision with Douglas. Tampering with the Judiciary

CHAPTER X.

EARLY LAW PRACTICE Early Legal Customs. Lincoln's Popularity in Law and Politics. A Speech in 1840. The Harrison Campaign. Correspondence with Stuart. Harrison Elected. Melancholia

CHAPTER XI.

MARRIAGE Courtship and Engagement, The Pioneer Temperament. Lincoln's Love Affairs. Joshua F. Speed. Lincoln's Visit to Kentucky. Correspondence with Speed. Marriage

CHAPTER XII.

THE SHIELDS DUEL A Political Satire. James Shields. Lincoln Challenged. A Fight Arranged and Prevented. Subsequent Wranglings. The Whole Matter Forgotten. An Admonition

CHAPTER XIII.

THE CAMPAIGN OF 1844 Partnership wi

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