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BY JESSE W. WEIK.
By D. APPLETON AND COMPANY.
Printed in the United States of America
A glimpse into the law-office.-How Lincoln kept accounts and divided fees with his partner.-Lincoln in the argument of a case. The tribute of David Davis.-Characteristics as a lawyer. One of Lincoln's briefs.-The Wright case.— Defending the ladies.-Reminiscences of the circuit.-The suit against the Illinois Central Railroad.-The Manny case. -First meeting with Edwin M. Stanton.-Defence of William Armstrong.-Last law-suit in Illinois. The dinner at Arnold's in Chicago.
Speech before the Scott Club.-A talk with John T. Stuart.-Newspapers and political literature.—Passage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill.—The signs of discontent.—The arrival of Douglas in Chicago.-Speech at the State Fair.-The answer of Lincoln.-The article in the Conservative.-Lincoln's escape from the Abolitionists. Following up Douglas.-Breach of agreement by Douglas.-The contest in the Legislature for Senator.-Lincoln's magnanimity.— · Election of Trumbull.-Interview with the Governor of Illinois. The outrages in the Territories.-Lincoln's judicious counsel.-A letter to Speed.—The call for the Bloomington Convention.-Lincoln's telegram.-Speech at the Convention. The ratification at Springfield.-The campaign of 1856.-Demands for Lincoln.-The letter to the Fillmore men.