Abraham Lincoln And Men Of War-times; Some Personal Recollections Of War And Politics During The…

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byAlexander Kelly Mcclure

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LINCOLN AND GREELEY. HORACE GREELEY was one of the earliest and most fretting of the many thorns in the political pathway of Abraham Lincoln. They served together in Congress in the winter of 1848-49, when Greeley was chosen to a short term to fill a vacancy. Speaking of Lincoln some years after his death, Greeley, referring to his association with him in Congress, said that Lincoln was "personally a favorite on onr side," and adds: "He seemed a quiet, good-natured man; did not aspire to leadership, and seldom claimed the floor." For ten years after these two memorable characters separated as members of Congress Lincoln was little known or heard of outside of his State of Illinois, and when his great contest with Douglas for the Senate attracted the attention of the whole country in 1858, Greeley, with his powerful Republican organ, vastly the most potent political journal in the country, took positive grounds in favor of the return of Douglas to the Senate by the Republicans of Illinois, because of Douglas' open hostility to the Lecompton policy of the Buchanan administration. This attitude of Greeley's Tribune was one of the most serious obstacles that confronted Lincoln in his great campaign against Douglas, and it is possible that the influence of the Tribune may have lost Lincoln the legislature. He carried the popular vote and elected the Republican State ticket, but Douglas won the legislature and was re-elected to the Senate. Thus did Greeley antagonize Lincoln in the first great battle he made for national leadership in politics, and with the exception of a single act of Greeley's, in which he served Lincoln to an extent that can hardly be measured, when in the early part of 1860 he opened the broadsides of the Tribune against Seward's nomination for Presid...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LINCOLN AND GREELEY. HORACE GREELEY was one of the earliest and most fretting of the many thorns in the political pathway of Abraham Linc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217315127

ISBN - 13:9780217315128

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