Sketch of the life of Abraham Lincoln : compiled in most part from the History of Abraham Lincoln, and the overthrow of slavery

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Lincoln engraving by H.B. Hall, Jr. from a photo by Brady & Co Sketch of the life of Abraham Lincoln -- Lincoln ancestry -- Boyhood of Lincoln -- Youthful duties and amusements -- Early education -- Elected Captain: Black Hawk War -- Nomination for legislature -- Member of the legislature -- Admitted to the bar -- Practice at the bar -- Professional bearing -- Retirement from the legislature -- Anti-slavery proclivities -- Marriage -- Mary Todd -- Children -- In Congress -- Stephen A. Douglas -- Abolition of slavery at Washington -- Successor in Congress: E.D. Barker -- Beginning of the end of slavery -- Lincoln in the Kansas struggle -- Lincoln and Douglas debate -- Early acquaintance of Lincoln and Douglas -- Douglas as a debater -- Douglas-Lincoln: personal description -- Cooper Institute address -- Chicago Convention: nomination to presidency -- Popular vote: election -- Journey to Washington -- Arrival at Washington -- Reception -- First inauguration -- Civil War -- Thirty-seventh Congress -- Calling out troops -- Regular session of Congress, December 1861 -- Slavery laws passed -- Emancipation Proclamation -- Owen Lovejoy -- Proclamation issued: January 1, 1863 -- Gettysburg: consecration -- New year, 1864 -- Lieutenant-General: nomination of Ulysses S. Grant -- Constitutional amendment abolishing slavery -- Second inauguration -- Visit to Army head-quarters: City Point -- Lincoln-Grant-Sherman: personal appearance -- Union troops enter Richmond -- Visit to Richmond -- Return to Washington -- Review of the Army -- Last days of Lincoln -- Assassination -- Visit to Ford's Theater -- John Wilkes Booth -- Details of the assassination -- President removed from the Theater -- Death of Lincoln -- Scenes in Washington -- Death of Booth -- Attempted assassination of Secretary Seward -- Reception of Mr. Lincoln's death throughout the country -- Meeting of members of Congress -- Committee to attend the remains to Illinois -- Funeral ceremonies -- Funeral cortege: Washington, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois -- Personal sketches -- Fondness for reading -- Last Sunday of his life -- Conversational powers -- Public speaker -- The words of Lincoln -- Habitual manner of transacting business at the White House -- Description of rooms and furniture -- Etiquette of business reception -- Greatness of his services -- The most democratic President -- Religious creed -- Belief in a god -- Engraved portrait of President Lincoln Monaghan, J. Lincoln bibliography Fish, D. Lincoln bibliography Fish, D. Lincoln bibliography [18] p. of the publisher's advertisements at end Bound in cloth; frontispiece (copy 1 and 2) Bound in cloth; frontispiece, front and back covers nearly detached, loose pages, spine nearly detached (copy 3) 18
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