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ADLAI E. STEVENSON

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ADLAI E. STEVENSON AT 30 .
JAMES S. EWING
GEORGE F. HOAR.
SAMUEL J. TILDEN
JAMES G. BLAINE.
ROBERT E. WILLIAMS
JAMES A. GARFIELD
Nath. P. BANKS .
WILLIAM R. MORRISON.
WILLIAM M. SPRINGER
SAMUEL J. RANDALL
ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS
LUCIUS Q. C. LAMAR
JAMES B. BECK
DAVID DUDLEY FIELD.
HENRY WATTERSON
SAMUEL S. Cox
LEVI P. MORTON .
JAMES A. McKENZIE
WILLIAM MCKINLEY
SENATE TESTIMONIAL TO MR. STEVENSON AS PRESIDENT

OF SENATE
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
ANDREW JOHNSON
ULYSSES S. GRANT
HORATIO SEYMOUR
STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS
SAMUEL F. B. MORSE
WILLIAM M. GWIN
JAMES SHIELDS
JAMES SMITHSON.

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JOSEPH HENRY
JOHN REYNOLDS
JOSEPH SMITH
R. G. INGERSOLL.
PETER CARTWRIGHT
CLEVELAND AND STEVENSON
WILLIAM FREEMAN VILAS
WILLIAM M. EVARTS
JOE WHEELER
DAVID DAVIS
S. S. PRENTISS
EDWIN BOOTH
JOSEPH JEFFERSON
RUFUS CHOATE
Isaac N. PHILLIPS
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
W. H. MILBURN
R. J. OGLESBY
JOSEPH W. FIFER
LAWRENCE WELDON
THOMAS F. MARSHALL
MATTHEW T. SCOTT
ADLAI E. STEVENSON
LYMAN TRUMBULL
HOME OF ADLAI E. STEVENSON, BLOOMINGTON, ILL.

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DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY AFTER THE CIVIL WAR SLAV

ERY THE APPLE OF DISCORD BEFORE THE WAR LINCOLN AS A COUNTRY LAWYER SOCIABILITY OF THE LAWYERS OF THE PERIOD THEIR EXCELLENCE AS ORATORS HENRY CLAY AS A PARTY LEADER EULOGIUMS ON LAWYERS LINCOLN'S ADMIRATION FOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT THE WRITER'S ADDRESS ON THE LAW AND LAWYERS.

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HE period extending from my first election to Congress

in 1874, to my retirement from the Vice-Presidency in

1897, was one of marvellous development to the country. Large enterprises were undertaken, and the sure foundation was laid for much of existing business conditions. The South had recovered from the sad effects of the Civil War, and had in a measure regained its former position in the world of trade, as well as in that pertaining to the affairs of the Government. The population of the country had almost doubled; the ratio of representation in the Lower House of Congress largely augmented; the entire electoral vote increased from 369 to 444. Eight new States had been admitted to the Union, thus increasing the number of Senators from seventy-four to ninety.

The years mentioned likewise witnessed the passing from the national stage, with few exceptions, of the men who had taken a conspicuous part in the great debates directly preceding and during the Civil War and the reconstruction period which immediately followed. By the arbitrament of war,

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