SLAVERY FROM 1788 TO THE COMPROMISE MEASURES OF 1850.
Opinions of the Fathers upon Slavery-Ordinance of 1787-Early
Abolition Societies-Slavery Abolished in the New England
States, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey-Cotton and
Slavery-Location of Capital at Washington-Fugitive Slave
Law of 1793-Admission of Tennessee, Alabama and Missis-
sippi, as Slave States-Purchase of Louisiana and Florida-Mis-
souri Compromise-Seminole War-Annexation of Texas-
Mexican War-Wilmot Proviso-California-Anti-Slavary Con-
vention-Suppression of Right of Petition-John Quincy
Adams-Judge Hoar's Mission-Abolition, Liberty and Free-
Soil Parties-Compromise Measures of 1850....
REPEAL OF THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR
The Thirty-third Congress-Douglas Introduces the Kansas-Ne-
braska Bill-Debate upon it in the Senate-Douglas-Chase-
-Passage of the Bill-Struggle over its Passage in the House
of Representatives - Benton-Richardson-Campbell-Wash-
burne-Stephens of Georgia-Passage of the Bill through the
House-Struggle Between Free and Slave State Men for Kansas
-General Atchison-John Brown-Lane and Robinson.......... 48
Lincoln's Early Life, and Education-His Mother-He Volunteers
for the Black Hawk War-Postmaster-Mode of Keeping Gov-
ernment Funds-A Surveyor-Elected to the Legislature-
Studies Law-His Protest Against Slavery-Lincoln at the Bar
-Early Illinois Courts-His Mode of Trying Cases-Accepts a
Challenge-Pleads the Case of the Negro Girl "Nance"-In
Congress-His Bill to Abolish Slavery-His Practice at the
LINCOLN AND SLAVERY FROM 1854 тo 1858.
Lincoln and Douglas Debate at Springfield, 1855-At Peoria-
Election of Trumbull to the Senate-Reorganization of Parties
on the Slavery Issue-The Republican Party-Presidential Elec-
tion of 1856-Margaret Garner-Brooks' Assault on Sumner-
Lincoln's Hatred of Slavery-Buchanan-Kansas-Lecompton-
Douglas-The Dred Scott Case-Slavery Dominant, and its
Effects upon the Republic......
LINCOLN FROM 1857 TO 1860-THE LINCOLN AND DOUGLAS DEBATES.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1860-ELECTION OF LINCOLN, AND CUL-
MINATION OF THE CONSPIRACY TO DISSOLVE THE UNION.
The Charleston Convention-Douglas-Secessionists Break
Convention Adjourn to Baltimore and Richmond-Douglas
and Breckinridge Nominated-"Americans" Nominate Bell and
Everett The Chicago Convention-The Wigwam-Seward-
Lincoln-The Nomination-The Canvass-The "Wide-Awakes"
-Position of Parties on the Slavery Question-Lincoln Elected
-Conspiracy to Dissolve the Union-Preparations of the Con-
spirators-The North Disarmed.........
PROGRESS OF THE CONSPIRACY-FROM THE ELECTION OF LINCOLN TO
HIS ARRIVAL AT WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY, 1861.
The Conspiracy Extending-Administration of Buchanan-General
Scott-General Cass-Action of Congress in Winter of 1860-61
-Committee of Thirty-three-Peace Convention-Report of
Adams-Secret Meetings of the Conspirators at the Capitol-
Seven States Secede, and Organize a Provisional Government-
Jefferson Davis-Rebellion Without Excuse-Slavery the Cor-
ner-Stone of the Confederacy-Counting Electoral Votes by Con-
gress-Lincoln Leaves Springfield for Washington-His Journey
-Assassination Plot-His Arrival......... .......156
LINCOLN IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
Lincoln's Inauguration and Inaugural—Douglas and his Prophecy
-Lincoln's Cabinet-Condition of Affairs on the 4th of March,
1861-Benjamin F. Butler's Position-The "Prodigal Son".....173
FROM THE 4TH OF MARCH TO THE 4TH OF JULY, 1861-FROM THE IN
AUGURATION OF LINCOLN TO THE MEETING OF CONGRESS.
The Rebels send Commissioners to Washington-Position of the
Border States-The Rebels Begin the War-Attack on Sumter
-Danger of Washington-President's Call for 75,000 Men-
Douglas Supports Lincoln-Uprising of the People-Murder of
Massachusetts Soldiers-Response of Border States to Call for
Troops--The Northwest-Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland-Henry
Winter Davis--The Clay Guards-Missouri-Blockade of Seced-
ing States-Calls for Additional Troops-Rebels Seize Harper's
Ferry and Gosport Navy Yard-Death of Ellsworth-Great
Britain and France Recognize the Rebels as Belligerents-Lee
and Benedict Arnold-Death of Douglas.........
EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS-CIVIL POLICY AND MILITARY EVENTS
TO THE CLOSE OF 1861.
Congress President's Message-Action of Congress-Baker's Re-
ply to Breckenridge-Andrew Johnson-Denounces Davis-The
Rebel Leaders-Prominent Senators and Members-Sumner,
Baker, Fessenden and others-Stevens, Colfax, Lovejoy and
others-Bill to Confiscate the Property and Free the Slaves of
Rebels-The Army not to Return Fugitive Slaves-Crittenden's
Resolution - Bull Run- McClellan in Command-Fremont-
His Emancipation Order-Letter of Holt-President Modifies
the Order His Reasons-Cameron's Instruction to Sherman in
South Carolina-Military Movements in the Fall of 1861-
Death of Lyon-Ball's Bluff-Death of Baker-Belmont-The
Trent Affair-Arrest of the Maryland Legislature.............
SECOND SESSION THIRTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS CONGRESS OF 1862.
President's Message-Report of Secretary of War-Modified by
the President - Stanton Succeeds Cameron Anti-Slavery
Measures-Article of War Prohibiting the Return of Fugitive
Slaves-Slavery Abolished at the Capital-Prohibited in all the
Territories Negro Soldiers-Military Orders in Regard to
Slaves-Hunter's Negro Regiments in South Carolina-Wick-
liffe's Resolution-Hunter's Reply-Bill to give Freedom to the
Families of Negro Soldiers...... .244
CONFISCATION AND EMANCIPATION.
Bill to Confiscate the Property and Emancipate the Slaves of Re-
bels-Action of the Senate-Of the House-Speech of Critten-
den-Reply of Lovejoy-Wade, of Ohio-Sedgwick-Passage