Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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"[...]leader, and the local traditions represent him as a sort of intellectual phenomenon, whose wit, anecdotes, doggerel verses, practical jokes, muscular strength, and skill made him the wonder of the community and are a part of the early history of that section. When he was sixteen he operated a ferry-boat at the mouth of Anderson's Creek, transporting passengers across the Ohio River, and it was then that he earned the first money that he could claim as his own. One evening in the White House, while he was President, he told the story to several members of his Cabinet, and Mr. Secretary Seward gives the following account of it: "I was contemplating my new flat-boat, and wondering whether I could make it stronger or improve it in[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 462.66g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507669690
  • 9781507669693