Meeting of May 29, 1900 Commemorative of the Convention of May 29, 1856 That Organized the Republican Party in the State of Illinois

Meeting of May 29, 1900 Commemorative of the Convention of May 29, 1856 That Organized the Republican Party in the State of Illinois

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...slave law. I do not now recall how long he spoke, none of us did, I judge. He was at his best and the mad insolence of the slave power as at that time exhibited before the country furnished plenty of material for his unsparing logic to effectively deal with before a popular audience. Men that day hardly were able to take the true gauge of Mr. Lincoln. He had not yet been recognized as a great man and so we were not a little puzzled to know where his power came from. He was not eloquent, like Phillips, nor could he electrify an audience like Lovejoy, but he could beat them both in the deep and lasting convictions he left on the minds of all who chanced as I did to listen to him in those dark days, now receding into the mystic past." James S. Emory. On the close of the afternoon exercises at the church the photograph of the delegates present was taken which is herewith published. Abraham Lincoln, Pres. Davis: One of the delegates from Pike county was John G. Nicolay, editor of the Pike County Free Press, afterwards private secretary to Mr. Lincoln during his candidacy in I860, and also private secretary to the president until Mr. Lincoln's death. He was also author of a tenvolume Life of Mr. Lincoln. The paper on "Abraham Lincoln" has been prepared by Mr. Nicolay, but owing to ill health he is unable to be with us. His paper will be read by Mr. Prince, secretary of this society. BY JOHN G. NICOLAY. Wash1ngton, D. C, May 19, 1900. Ezra M. Prince, Esq., Secretary McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Illinois. My Dear S1r: --I received with great pleasure your invitation to address a meeting to be held in your city on the 29th of May, in commemoration of the Bloomington convention of 1856. I am deeply disappointed at finding...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650913
  • 9781236650917