Cover

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Title Page

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Copyright

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

l AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO JOHN Y. SIMON, THE GODFATHER of this volume and my previous book, The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. For several years, he has been a constant source of encouragement and support, which is deeply appreciated. I am also grateful to Richard N. Current, Robert W. Johannsen, and Mark E. Neely, Jr., who ...

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Editor's Introduction

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pp. xi-xxii

PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S CHIEF WHITE HOUSE SECRETARY, JOHN G. Nicolay, was born in Bavaria in 1832; five years later with his parents he emigrated to the United States. The peripatetic family at first lit in Cincinnati, then moved to Indiana, then to Missouri, and ultimately to Pike County, Illinois. Evidently Nicolay led a hard life, especially after his father died in 1846. Two years later, according to some sources,...

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1. The Springfield Interviews

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pp. 1-40

I THINK MR. L's INSANITY WAS BUT AN EXAGGERATED ATTACK of the fits of despondency or melancholy to which he was subject.2
I was here at the time-and when here attending court I used to live in Mr. Butlers family in which Mr. L was then boarding.3
Mr. L was engaged to Miss Mary Todd. She was here on a visit living at Mr. Edwards.4 Her father lived in Lexington Kentucky, and there was...

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2. The Washington Interviews

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pp. 41-85

I ASKED MR. M. WHETHER HE REMEMBERED HIS VISIT TO Springfield in January 1861 at Cameron's instance or in his behalf, or the circumstances or conversation relating to his bringing back with him a letter from Mr. L to C. being simply a line inviting C. to visit him again at Springfield.) ...

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3. Other Interviews and Two Essays by Nicolay

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pp. 86-122

IN A CONVERSATION I HAD WITH GENL BANKS IN SEPT. 1887 I asked him whether there was any truth in the rumor mysteriously whispered about in certain quarters that Pres. Lincoln had ordered the Red River expedition against the judgment of Genl Banks merely to accommodate certain cotton speculators; that these had brought an autograph ...

Notes

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pp. 123-158

Index

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pp. 159-168

Author Bio

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pp. 169-169

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