By Sterling North
Abraham Lincoln used to be born to a bad relations at the American frontier. He was once a difficult employee, yet he sought after greater than a farmer's existence. As he realized concerning the problems with his day, Abe longed to be a lawmaker himself, so he ran for the nation legislature. quickly the farm boy might turn into the bright orator and favorite president who eventually proclaimed freedom for all american citizens. targeting Lincoln's formative years and early manhood, this e-book explores the folks and occasions that formed one in all America's maximum presidents.
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But often in winter he must have arrived soaked to the skin with rain or melting snow. Dennis Hanks wrote of those days: “Moccasins wasn’t no putection ag’inst the wet. ” But wet feet must have added further misery to that nine-mile round trip in stormy weather. Nevertheless, school meant so much to Abe that he tried to make the most of every precious day. Nathaniel Grigsby, a fellow student, said that Abe was always at school early, always at the head of his class, and passed all other pupils rapidly in his studies.
Soon the wagons, piled high with household goods, women, and children, began their jolting, creaking journey behind the plodding oxen. Abe drove one of the teams, cracking a joke “every time he cracked a whip,” or so it seemed to Dennis Hanks. Often, however, young Lincoln’s thoughts must have been on serious matters, such as the great speech which Daniel Webster had just made in the Senate, warning that no state could nullify national law. ” There were thirteen people in this pilgrimage through the icy wilderness: Tom and Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln and Abraham; Sarah’s son, John Johnston; Sarah’s daughter Elizabeth, married to Dennis Hanks, and their four children; Sarah’s second daughter, Matilda, and her husband, Squire Hall, and their little son.
But he also knew that the time was swiftly arriving when he must become more than his father’s chore boy on a poor little half-cleared farm in southern Indiana. ” And so he could not have been too unhappy when he learned that the family was once again preparing to pull up stakes and move on toward a new frontier—the rich black prairies of central Illinois. 6 The Illinois Frontier At twenty one I came to Illinois. A. LINCOLN Young Abe Lincoln was not the only restless and dissatisfied member of the clan.
Abe Lincoln by Sterling North