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HERNDON has been trusted wherever the testimonies of other writers have seemed to clash with it.

No apology is made for not inserting at any point brief biographies of other distinguished men and collateral accounts of important matters of history, even though they may have a distinct relation to Mr. LINCOLN's labors and the great events of his day. It is proper, however, to express the author's gratification at knowing that a work is now preparing, by his former office-associates, Messrs. JOHN G. NICOLAY and John HAY, which is to be an exhaustive historical record of the life and times” of Mr. LINCOLN. He does not even enter the field they have preëmpted, but is glad that so good a work is in such capable and devoted hands as theirs.

The time is fully ripe for the study of Mr. LINCOLN's individuality. This book is simply intended to set that forth in such a form that it can be studied, and in the hope that a new generation of Americans may learn to love and honor and imitate a man who seems to have been in himself an embodiment and personification of all that is best in American national life.

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PORTRAIT OF LINCOLN,

From Photograph by Brady, Washington, 1865.

Frontispiece.

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THE LINCOLN HOMESTEAD,

Where Abe Spent his First Seven Years, Hardin County, Kentucky.

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PORTRAIT OF LINCOLN,

Just after his Nomination in 1860. From Photograph taken in Springfield, Ill.

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LIFE-MASK OF LINCOLN,

Taken by the Sculptor Vokes, in Chicago, 1860.

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A COUNCIL OF WAR,

On the U. S. War Steamer Miami, in 1862; Lincoln, Stanton, Chase, and Gen. Viele. Drawn by C. S. REINHART.

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MR. LINCOLN'S WORK-ROOM,

. 343 His private office in the White House, where he studied, wrote, received his Cabinet, etc. Drawn by Bens. LANDER, after original sketch by F. B. CARPENTER, whose painting of the "Emancipation Proclamation" has made the historic old work-table familiar.

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THE GETTYSBURG SPEECH, .

Fac-simile of Mr. LINCOLN'S manuscript of the speech, copied out for engraving, after its delivery.

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"THE PRESIDENT'S LAST, SHORTEST, AND BEST SPEECH,'

Fac-simile of a newspaper paragraph, written out by Mr. LINCOLN.

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LINCOLN AND SUMNER IN RICHMOND,

Saluted by a Detachment of Gen. Weitzel's Colored Troops passing to occupy Garrison Quarters.

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