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THE POLITICal'campaign of 1864.
The Presidential Election.-The Cleveland Convention.-The Convention at
Baltimore.-Mr. Lincoln's Renomination and Acceptance.-Popular Feel-
ing During the Summer.-The Arguelles Casc.-The Forged Proclama-
tion. The Niagara Falls Conference.-The Chicago Convention.-Progress
and Result of the Campaign.-Popular Joy at the Result........ Page 547
Condition of the Country at the Meeting of Congress.-The Message.-Pro-
ceedings in Congress.-Fort Fisher.-Death of Edward Everett.-Peace
The Inaugural Address.-Proclamation to Deserters.-Speeches by the Pres-
ident.-Destruction of Lee's Army.-The President's Visit to Richmond.
The Condition of the Country.-Assassination of the President.-Murderous
Assault upon Secretary Seward.-The Funeral Procession from Washing-
ton to Springfield, Illinois.-Fate of the Assassins.-Estimate of Mr.
Acting Secretary Hunter to Minister Adams...
Acting Secretary Hunter to his Subordinates....
Orders from Secretary Stanton and General Grant
Orders from Secretary Welles..
Order from Secretary McCulloch.
Proclamation by President Johnson of a Day of Humiliation and Mourning. 791
Secretary Stanton to Minister Adams...
THE following memorandum given by Mr. Lincoln to Hicks, the wellknown artist, while he was painting his portrait in Springfield, Illinois, soon after his first nomination for the Presidency, is not without interest:
I was born February 12, 1809, in then Hardin County, Kentucky, at a point within the now County of Larue, a mile or a mile and a half from where Hodgen's mill now is. My parents being dead, and my own. memory not serving, I know no means of identifying the precise locality. It was on Nolen Creek. A. LINCOLN."
June 14, 1860.