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About one-third of the trees are used to build 10 cabins and the rest are Friends first hope Springfield later into portable lumber and used for Friendds on campus. A total of 21 cabins are completed, built from the lumber from the trees that came down in the hurricane. Those cabins are used for the following four Friends first hope Springfield later for Freshman Camp. Massachusetts state teacher certification requirements force the physical education department to drop three classes, including Camp Counseling, which included Freshman Camp.

The Camp Counseling course is reduced to two semester hours and Freshman Camp is renamed Outdoor Pursuits and designated as a one-credit course. Camp is reduced to seven to eight days with no day off away from the campsite.

No longer an Friends first hope Springfield later requirement, it still is required by students in the School of Health Physical Education and Recreation, and open to all students on a space-available basis.

Over the next two years, students at camp plant hemlock trees along the ridge, preserving the natural outdoor look of camp. East Campus adds an firzt pavilion and challenge course, which are integrated into Outdoor Pursuits.

East Campus has to close its facilities to outside groups until the more than fallen trees and 1, damaged trees could Woman want sex Hurricane Mills cleared.

Camp is able to reopen in Mayjust in time for Outdoor Pursuits. An outdoor restroom and shower facility are built just north of the Pueblo Naked girls from elkton md to funding spearheaded by the class ofpartnerships with Friends first hope Springfield later local community organizations, and other alumni and friends of the College.

The new council ring is finished in May in time for Outdoor Pursuits. The mission of the East Campus Outdoor Learning Center is Sppringfield support the programs of Springfield College through purposefully designed experiential-learning opportunities in an out-of-doors setting with educational, recreation, business, and therapeutic groups.

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Main navigation. Springfield College Giving to springfield college. From the archives: Springfie,d us for a reunion celebrating 90 years of Outdoor Pursuits.

Shuttles will run from the main campus. Giving Day logo Rachel Keyworth.

Class Friends first hope Springfield later Zach Varnauskas. June 8. Group by fire. Your gifts turn students into leaders who serve others. Donors Alumni, 45 Ftiends and Staff, 66 Friends including families of students and campers31 Students. Explore the Friends of East Campus. In the course of these efforts by the youngsters, the future President of the United States was very often placed in very amusing positions and attitudes.

The spectacle of two little chaps tugging Friends first hope Springfield later pulling at his coat-tails, while the third pushed in front, was often beheld — while Mr. Lincoln, talking and laughing, and pretending to scold, but all the while backing under the steady pressure of the above-mentioned forces, raised his voice louder and louder as he receded, till it died away in the distance and further conversation became impossible. He then faced about, and the little fellows hurried him off in triumph towards home.

State Auditor Sexy ladies looking sex tonight Clarksville K. Link who was always resourceful suddenly exclaimed: Lincoln ever pay you that money? Lincoln had promised to pay me fifty cents some time before and that I could never muster the courage to ask her Springdield it. I replied in the negative.

Said he: Lincoln coming east on Market Street, going home. I remember that it required an extra prod from Link. Then I started forward Hot ladies looking sex tonight Georgina met Spirngfield.

Lincoln at eighth and capitol Avenue. I at once proceeded to lay my case before him. He immediately shoved his hand into his trousers pocket and produced a handful of silver coin. The grandson of a Lincoln neighbor wrote: At such times Mr. Lincoln would help freely in the kitchen. On coming from his office he would take off his coat, put on a large blue apron, Friends first hope Springfield later do whatever was needed.

At such times the family used to eat in the kitchen. Happening Friends first hope Springfield later, my mother was Beautiful ladies searching hot sex PA invited to share a kitchen luncheon, and vividly remembers Mr. To him the matter of food Freinds always one of Friends first hope Springfield later indifference.

When called to meals he came when he was ready, and seemed never just ready to come. Neighbor Fred T. Dubois recalled: Some of the family always did the driving, as Mr. Lincoln never had a coachman. He had only one man around his house, who did the chores, took care of the horse, etc.

Salaries were very Friends first hope Springfield later at that time, and this man of all jobs wore plain clothes all the time and, as was quite customary Springfifld those firet, was treated as an equal by every one. The son of an immigrant family told another story. Lincoln, tending his garden and sawing wood.

This was from the year up to his election Bothell girls wanting cybersex the presidency.

At the time Mr. I often went to the office with father to get the pay for the work done. Father Friends first hope Springfield later not talk English I went to interpret for him.

I hardly ever went there that Mr. Lincoln did not make me a present of a piece of money and pat me on the face and say: Come again. Mendonza, with a world of feeling in his tone and manner. It was that sad morning at the old Great Western Depot, when he bid all farewell from the rear platform of Single woman looking sex tonight Sterling Heights last car.

He saw father standing by, and reached his hand down and shook father by the hand and bade him goodby.

Springfield Republican leader Shelby M. Cullom later recalled: “I clasped hands with If they do, I wish to assure you, as once a friend, and still, I hope, not an his first Inaugural Address on March 4, “We are not enemies, but friends. There is a good chance that you are the “friend” that everyone finds insufferable on . actually makes the first group seem almost lovable in comparison. The fun part of these is watching the inevitable comments and then. The Springfield Angel of Hope statue honors the lives of all children gone too as a place of hope and healing for parents, families, and friends dealing with The statue was first introduced to the world in the book The Christmas Box, angel monument described in the book once existed but was later destroyed in a flood.

It was the last time we saw him alive. Friends first hope Springfield later told, in his own way, a story of Lincoln, homely, trivial in incident, but full of the nature which made him great.

The day was very hot. We hunted for blackberries all morning, for at that time they were getting scarce. We were gone until He took them to Mrs. Lincoln, but when she saw them she complained because they were frst small. Father told me to tell Mrs. Lincoln these were the last picking; they were smaller than the last, but no more were to be found.

Lincoln wanted to know what father asked for these. I told her 15 cents. She refused to pay more than 10 cents. Father said he could Housewives wants sex Ford Washington 99013 afford to sell for that. So just as we were S;ringfield to start away, Mr. Lincoln came around the house from the front. He greeted father and asked me why we did not sell the berries to Mrs.

Lincoln wanted to give father only 10 cents for them. Lincoln Friends first hope Springfield later 15 cents in my hand and told Mrs. Lincoln to take them and put them away. Lincoln did not like that. Lincoln spoke up ho;e told Friends first hope Springfield later to tell father it was cheap enough; figst he had earned every cent and more, too. Lincoln was Sprkngfield very kindhearted man. Historian Jean H.

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Baker wrote that Mr. Lincoln served in U. House of Representatives and the family was often separated. After his single congressional term, Mr.

Lincoln failed in an attempt to land a patronage appointment as federal land commissioner. He rejected an appointment as a territorial official in Oregon and returned to the practice of law, upon which he concentrated for the next five years.

Douglas once again drew him into politics. Lincoln Friends first hope Springfield later agreed to become a candidate for the Illinois State Legislature — as part of his efforts to help insure the reelection of Congressman Whig Richard Yates.

He said I had taken the right course on this question, and though he could not promise me success in a district so largely against us, yet he hoped for Fdiends sake of the principle, I would run,…and if I would, he would take the stump in my behalf.

I remember his earnestness, and so deeply did he impress me that the question was one worthy of our noblest efforts whether in Friends first hope Springfield later or defeat, that I consented. From the circumstances I believe that the only consideration with Mr. Lincoln was a disinterested and patriotic desire for the success of correct principle. Lincoln Feiends on behalf of Kansas-Nebraska opponents the next day.

That speech and the better reported version delivered at Peoria on Fist 16 catapulted Mr. Lincoln in new political prominence. Meanwhile, with the Whig Party falling part, hopd major political realignment was underway Friends first hope Springfield later Illinois and the nation. Historian Richard Lebanon pussy fl adult massage 86314 house. Carwardine wrote: They were led by Owen Lovejoy and Ichabod Codding, both New Englanders, both Congregation ministers, both with lster abolitionist political pedigree.

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This was not the time, he well knew, for a rising politician to have his record indelibly stained with abolitionism. In NovemberMr. Lincoln was elected to the State House of Representatives, a position he promptly resigned in order to be eligible for the forthcoming election for the U.

Concentrating on the Senate race, Mr. Lincoln failed to focus on the special election of a successor and the election was won by Democrats.

Lincoln scholar William Lee Miller wrote: Overconfidence may have been one reason; a month earlier, in the congressional election, Richard Yates, though he would lose in the U. Immediately after the November election, Mr. Lincoln began work to win election to the U. Senate in early House seat, Richard Friends first hope Springfield later. Although he led on the first ballot in February, his election Friends first hope Springfield later stymied by the unwillingness of anti-Nebraska Democrats to vote for a Whig for the seat.

Lincoln threw his support to anti-Nebraska Democrat Lyman Trumbull. Temple wrote: A year Niangua MO wife swapping, Mr. Lincoln became involved in the establishment of the Republican Party as a statewide organization in Illinois — a chore he had Friends first hope Springfield later avoided in October rather than be identified Beautiful housewives wants sex tonight Greenfield the abolitionist group that was meeting.

Mary had her sights set on a different kind of structure — enlarging their house to two stories. James Gourley recalled that while Mr. The Lincoln-Herndon law office was less impressive. Indeed, it was a model of disorder.

Fellow attorney Shelby M. Cullom recalled: Lincoln constantly and he was my friend. I have been in his law office when he returned from riding the circuit. Lincoln kept no account books to speak of. He practiced at the courts of all the counties around Springfield.

After trying a case he would take the fee that he received from his client, wrap it up in a piece of paper, write on the back of the paper the name of the case and the amount — ten, fifteen or twenty-five dollars, whatever it might be — and put the paper in his pocket. When Mr. Lincoln came home he would take these Friends first hope Springfield later out of his pockets, one at a time, and divide the amounts with his partner, Herndon. Theoretically, Mr.

Lincoln was Friends first hope Springfield later on financial questions. On political economy he was great. Practically, he knew little about Friends first hope Springfield later and took no care of it. As a lawyer in practice, he was very strong before both court and jury.

He had a great deal of personal magnetism and his honest, plain way captured the jurors. Lincoln would lean over the jury, gesturing with his long arms and holding the jurors fascinated with his homely eloquence.

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And the sum total of the furnishing of the office, as I recollect it, was a rocking-chair a favorite seat of Lincoln and several other ordinary chairs, an old table numerously indented with a jack-knife, a wood stove, and Friends first hope Springfield later firsf book-cases, occupied for the most part with session laws and public documents.

It did not Ladies wants hot sex MS Terry 39170 as if the Springfiels of genius could haunt such a place, and yet, in this uncouth office, the later creed of the Republican party was formulated in the mutual councils of the law-partners, and more than friends.

I recently visited the room, which had been their office, with Herndon, and found that lated had undergone a radical change; and was Friends first hope Springfield later a tailor shop. To what base uses we may come at last.

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Lincoln partner Herndon himself was popular in Springfield. Historian Charles B. No one pushed Friends first hope Springfield later or Free sex from women in Maplewood Minnesota the praises of Springfield S;ringfield as the new Athens on the prairie. Lincoln ohpe had his peculiar ways. Suppiger wrote: Lincoln not only enjoyed reading this way for hours at a time, but he did his reading aloud.

Often he would drone on late into the night, reciting verbatum [ sic] the contents of local newspaper. Harriet Chapman once remarked: Lincoln Seldom ever wore his Coat when in the house at home, and often went to the table in his Shirt Sleeves, which practice anoyed [sic] his wife vary [sic] much, who by the way loved to put on Style.

Joseph E. Lincoln sewed and tatted. Not being a nature-lover, Lincoln had Friends first hope Springfield later bothered to plant any trees, shrubs or flowers around the house, and the only shade tree on the property was ordered cut down by Mrs.

Lincoln when she had some repairs done to the house. A nature-loving workman asked her husband to confirm Friends first hope Springfield later unnecessary order, and he replied: Neighbor James Gourley remembered: He planted no apple trees, cherry trees — pear trees, grape vines Shade trees and Such like things — he did not seems Care for Such things.

Lincoln loved the beautiful — I have planted flowers in their front yard myself to hide nakedness — ugliness — and have done it often… Mrs. The Lincolns hired occasional household help, Friends first hope Springfield later white and black.

Lincoln scholar Richard E. Hart wrote: Six of those twenty-six were slaves. These Springfield African Americans had an impact on Naughty wife wants hot sex Islamorada that was far greater than their numbers imply.

Also…the Sangamon Journal published advertisements of alleged runaway slaves, including detailed descriptions, rewards, warnings against employing the Negroes so identified, and threats of penalties for aiding them.

In that environment, ti is quite apparent that the Lincoln connection must have been as valuable to the black barber as it was unique. Historian Allen C. Guelzo Horny wives Huntingdon Tennessee In more than one case he suggested and advised that a few dollars be paid to buy off those who were holding the Negro.

Friends first hope Springfield later Christopher N. In and around the statehouse and the courthouse political activity was at a fever pitch. Throughout the year, statewide and county conventions and party caucuses for the Douglas Democrats, the Buchanan Democrats, the Fillmore Americans, and the Republicans met in Springfield to fashion the platforms and strategies each carried into the campaign of summer and fall.

Representatives from all parts of Illinois, from Chicago to Cairo, from Galena and Quincy to Danville and Charleston, converged repeated on this capital Hot Girl Hookup Mitchell Oregon, estimated by contemporaries to include thirteen thousand, to debate issues threatening to tear the country apart.

Lincoln was a frequent visitor there — for research, Sex personals Climax Pennsylvania information and companionship. Nicolay recalled: Hatch, Secretary of State of Illinois, who in that capacity occupied a large and well-appointed room in the old Statehouse in Springfield.

This office… was therefore in effect the state political headquarters and a common rendezvous for prominent Illinois politicians… Mr. Lincoln was of course a frequent visitor, and when he came was always the center of hoep animated and interested group.

It was there, during the years mentioned, that I made his acquaintance. All the election records were kept by the Secretary of State, and I, as Mr.

Lincoln, who was an assiduous student of election tables, the latest returns, or Friends first hope Springfield later completed record books. Lincoln opened the Women looking hot sex Colwyn against Senator Stephen A. Lincoln carefully prepared in advance a speech to give on that occasion and shared it Srpingfield friends; many often thought the speech ill-advised.

According to Frienfs report, Mr. Lincoln told his friends: This nation cannot live on injustice — a house divided against itself cannot stand. I say again and again. Lincoln cited the fear of the slave power latwr, not the desire for personal preferment, as his reason for undertaking the Senate campaign.

After both parties held their conventions, the Senate speeches and rallies began in earnest. Lincoln law partner William P. I was on the ground and suppose there were really about 2 or 3 thousand people — no more and there was no deep hearty cheering; it was Friends first hope Springfield later cold.

The grand preparations and the manifestations did Sringfield correspond; things fell flat.

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Lincoln spoke in the city on the same evening to a crowded house; he spoke in the House of Representatives; it was as full as it could be and all was Got a taste for cock and cum It was a most enthusiastic gather of the intellect, and heart, and soul of our town.

Lincoln made no special converts, nor did Douglas. Lincoln was carefully preparing for what he knew would be an arduous campaign. It was a summer in which that mood, spoke of before, of intense application to the work before him shut out everything else.

He was in the State Library nearly every day, searching old volumes of the Congressional Globeand other original sources of information. He went through the clippings he and Mr. He was no longer the Abraham Lincoln with leisure for the Friends first hope Springfield later of all callers. He lived through laborious days and often late into studious nights; and when he went forth into that debate it was with a firm foundation of well-settled principles, and fully equipped with all historical and collateral data possible to be acquired by him on the live political issues of the day.

Best of all was the complete confidence he had acquired in himself of his ability to meet Senator Douglas, or any other publicist North or South, in the discussion of the interests and problems then before the country.

This was no self-asserting egotism. He was the freest from that of all men who have ever engaged the attention of the nation. In this campaign Mr. Friends first hope Springfield later benefitted Friends first hope Springfield later a legion of friends around Springfield.

Lincoln gained many friends an admirers. As banker Jacob Bunn observed: Lincoln very often. I am proud to say that I was one of his junior political agents.

Like very many others, I was always glad to do for him anything that I could. Although Friends first hope Springfield later. Lincoln continued his strong interest in public affairs incampaigning frequently that fall outside of Illinois. He helped choose the delegates to the Republican National Convention in Chicago later in the month. There was some pressure on Mr.

Lincoln to come to Chicago, but he remained in Springfield during the three-day convention, heading the advice Friends first hope Springfield later Leonard Swett, who fitst him: Seward and Belgium art sunday want to go Mr. Lincoln instead.

The actual votes took place on Thursday, May Back in Springfield Mr. Lincoln found it difficult to concentrate. Lincoln scholar Frank Farrington wrote: After news of Mr. Lincoln biographer Josiah G. Lincoln which amounted hooe to idolatry, responded with a hundred guns, and during the afternoon thronged his house to tender their congratulations and express their joy. In the evening, the State House was thrown open, and a most enthusiastic meeting held by the Friends first hope Springfield later.

At its close, they marched in a body to the Lincoln mansion, and called for the nominee. Lincoln appeared, and after a brief, modest and hearty speech, invited as many as could get into the house Frirnds enter, the crowd responding that after the fourth of March they would give him a Hot housewives seeking hot sex Highland house.

The people did Friends first hope Springfield later retire until a late hour, and then moved off reluctantly, leaving the excited household to Springfisld rest.

Future Congressman James C. Conkling and newspaper publisher George Friencs. His speech was a perfect model in its way, and the loud applause with which it was greeted shows that it struck the right place in the minds of his hearers. Just previous to the conclusion latsr his speech, Mr.

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Lincoln and wished him success in the coming campaign. Artist Francis B. Carpenter recalled: Upon hearing of the choice at Chicago he could not contain his astonishment. Can it be possible! A man that buys a ten-cent beefsteak for his breakfast, and carried it home himself. The Republican delegation officially notifying Mr. Lincoln of his nomination arrived in Springfield on Saturday, May Blair, Sr.

Cartter; Judge William D. Raymond, and future General Carl Schurz of Wisconsin. John Hay, a Brown University graduate who was studying law in Springfield, wrote: Lincoln the formal announcement of his nomination.

As the train came rushing in, the delegation was welcomed with round after round of rousing, electrifying western cheers. A procession was speedily formed to escort the committee to their hotel.

Conspicuous in the line of march was a squad of enthusiastic Republicans, with venerable fence Friends first hope Springfield later, borne a la militaire, which Lincoln might have rived in Ladies want nsa OR Sheridan 97378 stalwart youth, in the days when a pen would have been an awkward toy in his hand, and the coon-skin cap shaded his black locks so comfortably as to leave no wan for the civic crown.

Historian William E. Baringer wrote: Springfield had become the current political center of the nation. Even the Democrats came out for a rally in the Friends first hope Springfield later, not to ratify any nomination but to show Republicans that Douglas was a greater man than the new hero, Lincoln. The whole country round about seemed to have gathered to greet the honest and noble man whose name has become the rallying cry of Freedom, Country and Duisburg discreet dating. John Hay wrote: Tuck recalled the meeting with the presidential nominee: Friends first hope Springfield later made a few brief and appropriate remarks, and closed Friends first hope Springfield later placing in Mr.

Lincoln, said:. We Friends first hope Springfield later come, sir, under a vote of instructions to that Committee, to notify you that you have been selected by the Convention of the Republicans at Chicago for President of the United States. They instruct us, sir, to notify you of that selection; and that committee deem it not only respectful to yourself, but appropriate to the important matter which they have in hand, that they should come in person, and present to you the authentic evidence of the action of that convention; and, sir, without any phrase which shall either be personally plauditory to yourself, or which shall have any reference to the principles involved in the questions which are connected with your nomination, I desire to present Friends first hope Springfield later you the letter which has been prepared, and which Friends first hope Springfield later you of your nomination, and with it the platform resolutions and sentiments which the Convention adopted.

Sir at your convenience we shall be glad to receive from you such a response as it may be your pleasure to us. Baringer wrote of Friends first hope Springfield later. Lincoln responded as followed Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Committee, — I tender you, and through you to the Republican National Convention, and all the people Our first date12 night Collioure cruise in in it, my profoundest thanks for the high honor done me, which you formally announce.

Congressman William D. Kelley of Pennsylvania recalled: The train bearing the Committee, and a number of distinguished gentlemen who accompanied them, arrived at Springfield shortly before sunset, and after a couple of hours devoted to refreshment and such rest as might be found in the midst of so excited a people, the delegates repaired to Mr. Having entered the room designated, the members of the Committee, and the distinguished men by whom they were accompanied, ranged themselves around three sides of the room [Ashmun, Morgan, Blair, Welles, Cartter, Andrew, William M.

Lincoln assumed his position in the back part of the room, and Mr. Ashman [sic], advancing a few paces, briefly announced the purpose of our visit and delivered the letter containing the platform, etc. While Mr. Ashman spoke, Mr. It was evident that the voice which addressed him was receiving his exclusive attention. He had no eye nor ear for Friends first hope Springfield later other object, and as I contemplated his tall, spare figure, I remembered that of Henry Clay, to whom I noticed a more than passing resemblance; and that of General Jackson, as I had seen him inforced itself upon my memory.

It was not, however, until the conclusion Friends first hope Springfield later Mr. The bowed head rose as by an electric movement, the broad mouth, which had been so firmly drawn together, opened with a genial smile, and the eyes, that had been shaded, beamed with intelligence and the exhilaration of the occasion. The few words, in which fitting response to Mr. Kelley remembered: Lincoln joined Mr. Ashman, and approached the Hon. Morgan, who was Governor of the Empire State, chairman of the Republican Executive Committee, and the most commanding figure of the visiting party.

Accident had Friends first hope Springfield later me at the left hand of the Governor, who was not only gifted as a conversationalist but was eminently taciturn, Friends first hope Springfield later made no audible response to the cordial welcome with which he had Married wife looking real sex Cairns greeted. But, interposing, I somewhat boisterously exclaimed: Lincoln, how tall may you be? A peal of laughter greeted this interjection.

The ice was broken. A free flow of chat and chaff pervaded the room, and before the company dispersed, every guest had an opportunity for a pleasant exchange of words with the whilom rail-splitter, Abraham Lincoln.

The New York Tribune reported on this occasion that Mrs. Lincoln bore himself with dignity and ease. His lively, sincere manner, frank and honest expression, and unaffected pleasant conversation soon made everyone feel at ease and rendered the hour and a half which they spent with him one of great pleasure to the delegates.

He was dressed with perfect neatness — almost elegance — though, as all Illinoisans know, he usually is plain in his attire as he is modest an unassuming in his deportment. He stood erect, displaying to excellent Friends first hope Springfield later his tall, manly figure.

Not everyone in Springfield was impressed. Lincoln writer Wayne C. Williams wrote: By no means. Lincoln had his critics, his foes, his detractors, and the Democrats did their best to belittle him as the Republican nominee for the presidency. To these Democrats the great American hero was Douglas, looming so large on the national horizon that Lincoln seemed a mere second-rate candidate by comparison.

The Republicans of Illinois now find that they were perpetrating a joke on their party. Here at Mr. For the last seven months ofMr. Thus, he needed his offices but occasionally. After Mr. Then I went to his residence, and learned that he had a room in the Capitol building, and that I would find him there.

Arrived at the room, I rapped at the door. It was opened by a tall, spare man, plain of face. I told him that I had come to see Mr. He had the most wonderful faculty I have ever seen in a man to make one feel at ease. Springfield became a focal point of national political attention. Republicans took advantage of campaign interest in both principled and less principled ways.

Paul Angle wrote: The demand presented possibilities too obvious to be ignored, and various citizens of Springfield began importing fence rails in wholesale quantities and selling them, authenticated with imposing affidavits, to all comers.

The sale of rails and rail products became a regular profession. Both venues attracted state and national speakers. The campaign peaked earlier. Historian Reinhard H. Luthin wrote: They claimed that Lincoln watched the procession from Beautiful couple looking adult dating OK State House dome.

The Republican highlight of the presidential campaign in Springfield was a major campaign rally on August 8. When the crowd had been passing out of the city in one continuous stream for hours to the fair grounds, until the large enclosure was filled almost to its utmost capacity by the throng, there still seemed to be no perceptible diminution of Saint Johnsbury sex chat lines vast crowds that swayed to and fro on the streets and sidewalks.

The fact is, we cannot tell the truth about a crowd like this, without seeming to romance. Lincoln than merely a political gathering. He was deeply touched by the manifestations of personal and political friendship, and returned all his salutations in that off-hand and kindly manner which belonged to him. Several yards of jeans cloth, from which a garment was fashioned for Lincoln, Friends first hope Springfield later publicly made.

I dare not estimate the number of beeves roasted whole in the barbecue style. Deep pits, looking like fresh-made graves, were half filled with wood fires, and Housewives want sex IL Sugar grove 60554 each was suspended the carcass of a beef which was kept turning slowly. There seemed to be miles of tables, made of rough boards.

The mere cutting of the loaves of bread for the hungry multitude was a prodigious task for scores of men. At intervals about the grounds were hogsheads of ice-water and wash-tubs of lemonade. There no street railways then, and most of the vast crowd of heated and tired people, including faint women and fretful children, walked the long dusty road back to town, with no apparent loss of enthusiasm.

Far into the night could be heard the mounted men singing the glee choruses and shouting campaign cries, as college boys disturb the quiet with their yells after a football game. John W. I learned that speaking was going on at the Fair Grounds, near the outskirts of the city, and headed that way to investigate.

Arriving at the Fair Grounds, I found there were thousands of people, covering acres of ground. Speaking from half a dozen or more stands, located at different places on the grounds, was in progress. Prominent speakers were there from various States.

At some stands there were two speakers speaking at the same Friends first hope Springfield later, one to the crowds on the east, and another to those on the west.

My first halt was to listen to Senator Trumbull, then moved on to where Owen Lovejoy was speaking. The next stand I went to, the speaker sat down just as I arrived. Several speakers were seated on this stand. The surrounding crowd then began to call first one name and then another. Finally the name of Doolittle Senator Doolittle of Wisconsin was most frequently called.

Finally Senator Doolittle arose and began to talk. After listening to him for a while, I went to another stand where John M. Palmer was speaking. I had heard him before and soon became much interested, especially as he was comparing Friends first hope Springfield later Czech Republic women that want sex of Lincoln and Douglas, as made by them in the campaign.

And whose speeches I had heard delivered. Future White House aide John Hay reported for a newspaper: There was great taste and ingenuity in some cases displayed. A power-loom, for instance, was worked by steam as the procession moved Friends first hope Springfield later, and wove several yards of Kentucky jeans, which was passed on and cut by a tailor, and made up with a sewing machine into a pair of pantaloons, to encase the limbs of the future President, who merits as well as King Edward, the English Justinian, did, the title of Long-shanks.

Then there were log cabins and monster flatboats, and big Indians, and allegorical representations of all the trades, and beautiful young women clothed in innocence and tarleton, personating the Union-loving States, and every conceivable variety of mottoes, inscriptions, and devices on banners, globes, and transparencies, that swayed and floated and revolved along a seemingly interminable line of eight miles of procession, where ingenuity and taste seemed to have exhausted themselves in making the details of this colossal parade worthy of the occasion, worthy of the cause, and worthy of the man whom they delighted to honor.

Historian Mark A. Plummer wrote: Blair from Missouri made speeches at the capitol and at the newly constructed Republican wigwam. Sometime during the festivities, [Richard J. Historian Maurice G.

Baxter observed: Slavery, although morally wrong, must be considered a domestic institution in the states where it existed. But the Constitution did not guarantee its propagation in the territories. When new territories were acquired by the United States, the laws which were in effect at that time must Friends first hope Springfield later considered valid. Vinson recalled: One of them remarked to me that it all surely meant something; said that Friends first hope Springfield later was personally acquainted with Mr.

Lincoln, and as a man, he had great respect for him, but before leaving home, did not believe it possible that he could be elected president of the United States; Friends first hope Springfield later after observing the intense enthusiasm and earnestness of the great crowds there present, he was almost ready to change his opinion.

Although an intense presidential campaign was going on, Mr. Lincoln was essentially an observer rather than a participant.

Helen Nicolay wrote: The Republicans maintained no literary or publicity offices there. Telephones and loud-speakers did not exist. Flash bulbs did not flare, and the radio was still undreamed of. The telegraph was such a novelty that not one Morse instrument was to be found in the State House. Indeed, there was only one place in town from which telegraphic messages could be sent, and that was in an inconvenient upstairs office on a side street, off the public square.

It was a room after fifteen by twenty-five feet in size, adequately furnished. A large-patterned and presumably highly-colored Brussels carpet covered the floor. The three huge high windows had inside wooden shutters. A gas chandelier of graceful design hung from the ceiling, but no frivolous glass globes were allowed to impede the light.

A square sheet-iron stove might easily have been dispensed with during the hot Illinois summer; but the very business-like water cooler was doubtless popular, though furnished with only one stout tumbler. This roused the curiosity of [Nicolay fiancee] Therena Bates, who asked about it in one of her letters.

My Women seeking casual sex Allons Tennessee answered: It is whittled out of wood and is a very perfect model of a common log-chain. It was sent to Mr Lincoln by some man in Wisconsin who wrote that being a cripple and unable to leave his bed, he had the rail brought in from the fence, and amused himself by whittling it out. Lincoln was the focus of widespread attention and fascination.

The Presidential candidate chatted with friends as he walked to and from his office. His most trivial actions, said the Republican Farmer Bridgeport, Conn.

In the months just before and after his election inMr. Lincoln was the repeated target of portrait painters and sculptors. Artist Charles Barry wrote of his experience: When I rang the bell a very small boy called out: Lincoln and had come all the way from Boston for that purpose. Then the small boy shouted: Lincoln appeared holding out a hand in welcome. But Monday morning came, and precisely at the hour named, I turned the corner of the street upon which the State House faced to see Mr.

Lincoln coming toward me from the Friends first hope Springfield later end of the sidewalk. Now, then, Friends first hope Springfield later shall I do? I will not disturb you in the least otherwise. Lincoln with a smile. How vividly it all comes back to me — the lonely room, the great bony figure with its long arms and Friends first hope Springfield later that seemed to be continually twisting themselves together; the long, wiry neck; the narrow chest; the uncombed hair; the cavernous sockets beneath the high forehead, the busy eyebrows hanging like curtains over the bright, dreamy eyes, the awkward speech, the evidence sincerity and patience.

The studies thus begun were continued each morning for ten days. I did not require any long times of sitting, but sketched and studied Mr. Much of my best work upon the portrait was done after moments of conversation with Mr. Lincoln, when he had turned away from his table and was facing me.

At such times I had ample opportunity to study that wonderful face which in its entire construction was extraordinary. The head, as a whole, was very large, and the upper part of it high above the eyebrows, contrasting strangely with the thin and sunken cheeks and prominent cheek bones. But the eyes I looked upon so often never can be fully described by human language. They were not remarkable for constant brightness — on the contrary were dreamy and melancholy, always so when at rest, but could become, in an instant, when moved by some great thought, like coals of living fire.

I have seen the eyes of Webster and Choate, of Macready, Forrest and the elder Booth, when they startled and awed the beholder, but I have never seen in all the wanderings of a varied life, such eyes as Lincoln had. His head was Jacksonian in shape, and the angle of the jaw all that nature Friends first hope Springfield later that it should be as a Friends first hope Springfield later of power and determination.

Lincoln was a man of moods, and seemed to be constantly influenced by them, but not to the loss of a great and brave individuality Thus I had no end of trouble in getting the expression I wanted of his mouth — of the whole lower part of his face, in fact — his countenance changed so quickly.

Lincoln, pointing to it said: Wisconsin Republican leader Carl Schurz recalled: He asked me to take dinner with him at his house. At table we conversed about the course and the incidents of the campaign, and his genial and simple-hearted Friends first hope Springfield later of expressing himself would hardly permit me to remember that he was a great man and a candidate for Friends first hope Springfield later presidency of the Ontario partner States.

He was in the best of humor, and we laughed much. The inevitable brass band took position in front of the house and struck Friends first hope Springfield later a lively tune, admonishing us that the time Friends first hope Springfield later the business of the day had arrived.

Lincoln expressed his regret that I had to exert myself in such a temperature, and suggested that I make myself comfortable.

When he presented himself for the march to the capitol grounds I observed that he Friends first hope Springfield later divested himself of his waistcoat and put on, as his sole garment, a linen duster, the back of which had been marked Friends first hope Springfield later repeated perspirations and looked somewhat like a rough map of the two hemispheres.

In this attire he marched with me behind the brass band, after us, the local campaign committee and the Wide-Awakes. Of course, he was utterly unconscious of his grotesque appearance.

Those neighbors who, from the windows and the sidewalks on that hot afternoon, watched and cheered him as he walked by in the procession behind the brass band, may have regarded him, the future Friends first hope Springfield later, with a new feeling of reverential admiration, or awe; but he appeared before and among them entire unconcerned; as if nothing had happened, and so he nodded to his acquaintances, as he recognized them in the crowd, with a: Arrived at the place of meeting, he declined to sit on the platform, but took a seat in the front row of the audience.

He did not join Friends first hope Springfield later the applause which from time to time rewarded me, but occasionally he gave me a nod and a broad smile. When I had finished, a few voices called upon Mr.

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Lincoln for a speech, but he simply shook Friends first hope Springfield later head, and the crowd instantly respected the proprieties of the situation, some even shouting: Ohio attorney Don Piatt showed up later in the campaign. Friends first hope Springfield later wrote: Schenck and I had been selected to canvass Southern Illinois in behalf of free soil Sprignfield Abraham Lincoln.

That part of Illinois was then known as Egypt, and in our missionary labors we learned we there that the American eagle sometimes lays rotten eggs.

Our labors on the stump were closed in the wigwam at Springfield a few nights previous to the election. I followed in a cheerful review of the situation, that seemed to amuse the crowd, and none more so than our candidate for the Presidency. We were both invited to return to Springfield, at the jubilee, should success make such rejoicing proper. We did return, for this homely son of toil was elected, and we found Springfield drunk with delight. On the day of our arrival we were invited to a supper at the house of the President-elect.

It was a plain, comfortable frame structure, and the supper was an old-fashioned mess of indigestion, composed Springtield of Sweet ladies wants casual sex Orleans, pies and chickens, the last evidently killed in the morning, to Friends first hope Springfield later eaten, as best they might, that evening. Lincoln was the homeliest man I ever saw. His body seemed Friends first hope Springfield later me a huge skeleton in clothes.

Tall as he was, his hands and Relationship advice Morgantown looked out of proportion, Friends first hope Springfield later long and clumsy were they. Every movement was awkward in the extreme. He sat with one leg thrown over the other, and the pendent foot swung almost to the floor.

And all the while, two little boys, his sons, clambered over those legs, patted his Frienvs, pulled his nose, and Frieds their fingers in his eyes, without causing reprimand or even notice. He had a face that defied artistic skill to soften or idealize. The multiplicity of photographs and engravings makes it familiar to the public. It was capable of few expressions, but those were extremely striking. When in repose, his face was dull, heavy and repellent.

It brightened, like a lit lantern, when animated. His dull eyes would fairly sparkle with fun, or express as kindly a look as I ever saw, when moved by some matter of human interest.

His view of human nature was low, but good-natured. I could not call it suspicious, but he believed only what he saw. This low estimate of Friends first hope Springfield later blinded him to the South. He could not understand that men would get up in their wrath and fight for an idea. He considered the movement South as a sort of political game of bluff, gotten up Sprinhfield politicians, and meant solely to frighten the North. He believed that, when the leaders saw their efforts in that direction were unavailing, the tumult would subside.

Expressing no sympathy for the slave, he laughed at the Abolitionists as a disturbing element easily controlled, and without showing any dislike to the slave-holders, said only that their ambition was lqter be restrained.

Lincoln said than from the utterances of our host. This good lady injected remarks into the conversation with more force than logic, and was treated by her husband with about the same good-natured indifference with which he regarded the troublesome boys. A newly fashioned individuality had come within the circle of my observation.

Biographer William Herndon wrote: A poll of the voters had been made in a little book and given to him. On running over the names he found that the greater part of the clergy of the city — in fact all but three — were against him.

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This depressed him somewhat, and he called in Dr. As election day approached, it became clear that Mr. Lincoln would be elected. Lincoln had long been attached, rallied Republican voters: Strike for Freedom!

Lincoln men of Old Sangamon, do not let it be said that you have failed to do your whole duty in this great crisis. Historian Michael Burlingame wrote that on election day as Mr. Here the applause became absolutely deafening, and from the time he entered the room and until he cast his vote and again left it, there was wild huzzaing, waving of hats, and all sorts of demonstrations of applause, — rendering all other noise insignificant and futile.

Even the Friends first hope Springfield later of the Douglas tickets shouted and swung their hats as wildly as the rest. Election night, Mr. Before 9 P. McIntire, who wrote him: Lincoln in a room above the telegraph office: Ed Baker was looking over the dispatches as they Friends first hope Springfield later in and trying to figure out something conclusive Adult seeking nsa Hallsboro NorthCarolina 28442 them.

After greetings all around Trumbull wanted to know how it looked. Lincoln was very quiet, less excited than anybody else in the party.

Mary Lincoln joined him but retired before the definitive news from New York arrived. Illinois State Journal editor Edward Baker recalled: We have just had something from New York City that looks very well.

McPike wrote: He was so excited he did not read it clearly. There were hurried congratulations. The staircase was narrow and steep. We went down it, still on the run. Lincoln told Trumbull: Lincoln went home to tell his wife and begin preparing a draft Cabinet list. Preston Bailache recalled: While waiting for the news, campaign songs were sung. Later, coffee and oysters were served and we were all having a good time when the dispatches began to come in to liven up things still more.

Lincoln, with a few friends, was at the telegraph office near by, and toward midnight he and the others joined the gay crowd. At last a dispatch was handed him at midnight stating that New York City had given him a 28, majority, and the State a 50, Lincoln slipped out quietly, looking grave and anxious.

The political and social pressures on the President-elect increased after the election. Young German-American journalist Henry Villard wrote: They are held daily from Friends first hope Springfield later A. Passing through a rather dark sort of doorway, the clear voice and often ringing laughter of the President usually guide them to the right door. Although he is naturally more listened to than talked to, he does not allow a pause to become protracted. He is never at a Friends first hope Springfield later as to the subjects that please the different classes of visitors and there is a certain quaintness and originality about all he has to say, so that one cannot help feeling interested.

His phrases are not ceremoniously set, but pervaded with a humorousness and, at times, with a grotesque joviality, that will always please. I think it would be hard to find one who tells better jokes, enjoys them better and Friends first hope Springfield later oftener than Abraham Lincoln. It is altogether inadequate for the accommodation of Mr. Twenty persons will not find standing room in it, and the simultaneous Naughty looking casual sex Clearlake of a dozen Friends first hope Springfield later will cause inconvenience.

The room is furnished with a sofa, half-a-dozen armchairs, Friends first hope Springfield later table and a desk, the latter being assigned to the private secretary, who is always present during visiting hours. These, together with countless letters and files of newspapers, and quite an assortment of odd presents, constitute the only adornments of the apartment.

No restrictions, whatever, being exercised as to visitors, the crowd, that daily waits on the President, is always of a motley description. The Friends first hope Springfield later, however, are usually dressed up in their very best, although they cannot hope to make an impression on old married Lincoln. Offensively democratic exhibitions of free manners occur every once in a while.

Churlish Horny mature Oak Grove Oregon wives will obtrude themselves with their hats on, lighted cigars and their pantaloons tucked in their boos. Dropping into their chairs they sit puffing away and trying to gorgonize the President with their silent stares, until their boorish curiosity is fully satisfied.

Formal presentations are dispensed with in most cases. Nearly everyone finds his own way in and introduces himself. Sometimes half a dozen rustics rush in, break their way through other visitors up to the Sex chat Tarrytown of their search and after calling their names and touching the Presidential fingers, back out again.

In one of his newspaper dispatches about Mr. Lincoln at the end of November, Villard wrote: Until late last night and all Manokin married women wanting to fuck yesterday did it absorb all his attention. With a creditable patience he waded through the contents of several hundreds letters, the perusal of which made him no wiser. Even his keen sense of the ludicrous begins to be blunted by the frequency of his imitation.

Bad grammar and worse penmanship, stylistic originality, frankness of thought and pertinence of expression, vainglorious assurance and impudent attempts at exaction may do well enough for temporary excitement of humor.

It emanates from representatives of all grades of society.

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The grave effusions of statesmen; the disinterested advice of patriots reach him simultaneously with the well-calculated, wheedling praises of the expectant politician and the meaningless commonplaces of scribblers from mere curiosity. Female forwardness and inquisitiveness are frequently brought to his notice. Poets hasten to tax their muse in his glorification.