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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1894, by
RHODES & MCCLURE PUBLISHING COMPANY,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
All Rights reserved.
In his speeches—and we may add—his stories, the great Lincoln "still lives,” with an influence for good among men.
Whatever may attach to his mere biography, that reveals a life of struggle and disadvantage in early years—unparalleled in fact in this respect—the truth is the MAN LINCOLN is not in the “early cabin home,” but in “words that never die ”-in the compiled utterances of this volume, that reveal and perpetuate the soul life of him who spoke so often, so fully and truly, of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and of a government “that is of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
In this form these stories and speeches, whose radiance lightens all pathways, are dedicated to the world, in the firm faith that in the fulness of time, the knowledge of the truth shall make all people free.
J. B. MCCLURE. CHICAGO, June 1, 1896.
An Honest Boy; Young Lincoln “Pulls Fodder"
.. An Incident of Lincoln's Early Hardships and Nar
row Escape from Death..... A Pig Story; Lincoln's Kindness to the Brute Crea
tion.... A Hard Tussle with Seven Negroes; Life on a Mis
sissippi Flat-boat.. ...
he Loaded the Live Stock... How Lincoln Resented an Insult..
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How Lincoln Piloted a Flat-boat Over a Mill Dam.
Hanks, in Washington.
Mrs. Brown's Story of Young Abe; How a Man
Slept with a President of the United States.
Splitting Rails and Studying Mathematics; Simmons,
Lincoln & Company. ...,
“The Long Nine.”
Meeting with Richard Yates....
Home and Nurses a Drunkard...
How Lincoln Always Turned a Stury to His Advan-
coln; The Great Man Lookiag to See How the