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Out into Life-A Law Student, Married-Settled in Indianapolis
Early Struggles-Crier in the Federal Court—His First Trial-
Political Parties Born of Popular Liberty-Birth of the Republican
Popular Sovereignty”-Election of Abraham Lincoln—The
United States Senator-Resuming his Law Practice.
tion-Balloting-Choice-Vice-Presidential Nominee-Visit of
the Committee to Inform him-General Harrison's Reply.
Surplus in the Treasury-A Stable Currency—The Financial Ques-
The Restriction Law Passed.
THE 'HE critical reader will discover in this biography
many crudities in the way of unstudied sentences and inapposite paragraphing, not to speak of words badly chosen. It is thought, however, that the reminder of, the one month given in which to prepare it for the press will be sufficient to win him to the side of mercy. Dictation is undoubtedly a conveniency where one is under whip and spur, but as a method its tendencies are all to slovenliness and inexactitude. Here only resort.
Apropos of the prefatory, the political world is served with special notice that while General Harrison was very kind in furnishing the writer with information when it was requested of him, he is in no degree responsible for anything in the work, except it appears in the form of a copy or extract from his own reported utterances. He neither read nor heard read one line of the text; neither was he consulted as to the topics treated nor the arrangement adopted; in short, his sole