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By Carol Kelly-Gangi

Abraham Lincoln: His crucial Wisdom gathers hundreds of thousands of quotations from Lincoln's letters, speeches, and different writings. the decisions are prepared in different types that mirror the phases of Lincoln's life—from his early years at the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana via his upward thrust to prominence in legislation and politics in Illinois to his presidency.

In early love letters, Lincoln unearths his hope for family tranquility. In impassioned communications with acquaintances he assaults the establishment of slavery and its extra extension. In telegrams to his generals, his political savvy is printed in language that's either diplomatic and to the purpose. In letters to his spouse, he proves to be a calming husband, in addition to a doting father to his "dear rascals." The ebook additionally contains the complete textual content of such landmark speeches because the Gettysburg handle and the second one Inaugural deal with, during which Lincoln's phrases gave desire and solace to a state torn apart.

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The world seemed wider and fairer before me. I was a more hopeful and confident being from that time. —Lincoln’s remarks to Secretary Seward and others about how he had earned his first dollar, quoted in Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln by F. B. Carpenter My heart lies buried there. —Remark to William H. Herndon about the death of Ann Rutledge, Lincoln’s first love who died in August of 1835, from Herndon’s Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life by William H. Herndon and Jesse W.

The next, and three succeeding biennial elections, I was elected to the Legislature. I was not a candidate afterwards. During this Legislative period I had studied law, and removed to Springfield to practice it. In 1846 I was once elected to the lower House of Congress. Was not a candidate for re-election. From 1849 to 1854, both inclusive, practiced law more assiduously than ever before. Always a whig in politics, and generally on the whig electoral tickets, making active canvasses. I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again.

He practiced in the areas of both civil and criminal law, and in 1839, made his first trip on the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit. This required Lincoln to travel on horseback or in horse-drawn carriage from courtroom to courtroom on legal matters all over central and eastern Illinois. It was also in 1839, that Lincoln met Mary Todd, the daughter of a prominent Kentucky banker, at a local ball. After an on-again off-again relationship that involved a broken engagement and much despair on both sides, the two married quietly in 1842 after secretly resuming their courtship.

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