This classic Lincoln biography includes the following chapters:
I. The Origin of the Lincoln Family.—The Lincolns in Kentucky.
Inventory of Abraham Lincoln’s Estate.—Now First Published
Thomas Lincoln’s Boyhood and Young Manhood
II. The Birth of Abraham Lincoln.—His Early Education and Friends.
III. The Lincolns Leave Kentucky.—They Settle in Southern Indiana.—Conditions OF Life in Their New Home.
A New Home in Indiana
Abraham Becomes a Laborer
IV. Early Education-Books Abraham Read.—The Jones Grocery Store.—Life on THE River.
Influence of the River Life
V. Lincoln’s Reputation in Indiana.—Reminiscences of His Associates.
VI. Amusements of Lincoln’s Life in Indiana.— His First Sorrows.
VII. The Lincolns Leave Indiana.—The Journey to Illinois.— Abraham Lincoln Starts Out for Himself.
From Indiana to Illinois
VIII. First Independent Work.—First Appearance in Sangamon County.—Visit to New Orleans in 1831.
Lincoln’s Popularity in Sangamon
An Exciting Adventure
A Second Adventure
New Orleans in 1831
IX. Lincoln Settles in New Salem.—He Becomes a Grocery Clerk.—His Popularity in New Salem.
In Charge of Denton Offutt’s Store
The Clary’s Grove Boys
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X. Lincoln’s First Announcement to the Voters of Sangamon County.—His Views on the Improvement of the Sangamon. —The Modesty of His Circular.
XI. Outbreak of Sacs and Foxes. — Lincoln Volunteers and Is Made a Captain. — Incidents of His Service as Captain.— Stillman’s Defeat.
Lincoln a Captain
XII. Lincoln an Independent Ranger.—Major Iles’s Reminiscences of the Campaign.—End of the Black Hawk War.
Lincoln and His Company Enter Michigan Territory
XIII. Electioneering in 1833 In Illinois.—Lincoln Defeated of Election to the Assembly.—Buys a Store.
Looking for Work
Decides to Buy a Store
XIV. Berry and Lincoln Take Out a Tavern License and Hire a Clerk—Lincoln Begins to Study Law.
The Firm Hires a Clekk
XV. Lincoln Is Appointed Postmaster.—He Learns Surveying, and Is Appointed Deputy Surveyor.—The First Work He Did in His New Profession.—What He Earned.
A New Opening
Surveying With a Grapevine
XVI. Business Reverses.—Lincoln for the Second Time a Candidate for the Legislature.—Is Elected.
The Kindness Shown Lincoln in New Salem
Lincoln’s Acquaintance in Sangamon County Is Extended
XVII. Lincoln Finally Decides on a Legal Career.—His First Session in the General Assembly of Illinois.
The Illinois Assembly of 1834
XVIII. Lincoln’s First Acquaintance With Ann Rutledge.—The Story of Their Love.
Ann Ruttledge’s Engagement to John McNeill
Ann’s Engagement to Lincoln
XIX. Abraham Lincoln at Twenty-Six Years of Age.