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" I was born, and have ever remained, in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealthy or popular relations or friends to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of the county; and, if elected, they will have conferred... "
The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln: Containing Many Unpublished Documents and ... - Page 131
by Ida Minerva Tarbell, John McCan Davis - 1896 - 240 pages
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Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

Janet Benge, Geoff Benge - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 219 pages
...remained in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealthy or popular relations to recommend me.... If the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." In other words, if he did not get elected, he would not be too disappointed. He'd had so many setbacks...
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Lincoln: A Foreigner's Quest

Jan Morris - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 205 pages
...have ever remained in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealthy relations to commend me ---- If the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to...me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointment to be very much chagrined." He had made his first political speech two years before...
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Abe Lincoln and the Frontier Folk of New Salem

Thomas P. Reep - History - 2002 - 159 pages
...many of you. I was born, and have ever remained, in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealth or popular relations or friends to recommend me My...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." Mentor Graham. Graham was the New Salem schoolmaster who helped Lincoln study grammar and mathematics...
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In Lincoln's Footsteps: A Historical Guide to the Lincoln Sites in Illinois ...

Don Davenport - History - 2002 - 221 pages
...have no wealthy or powerful relations or friends to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively on the independent voters of the county; and, if elected,...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined ..." Shortly after the announcement, Offutt's store failed and Lincoln was without work. In April,...
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The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea that Shaped a Nation

Jim Cullen - History - 2004 - 214 pages
...melancholy, even self-pity, that would occasionally resurface throughout the rest of Lincoln's life. "If the good people in their wisdom shall see fit...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." Though Lincoln lost that election, he ran again two years later, winning the first of four terms to...
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Lincoln on Democracy

Abraham Lincoln, Mario Matthew Cuomo, G. S. Boritt - History - 2004 - 416 pages
...popular relations to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of this county, and if elected they will have conferred a...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined. Your friend and fellow-citizen, A. LINCOLN. "I SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THEIR WILL" Announcement in the...
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The Boys Life of Abraham Lincoln

Helen Nicolay - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 192 pages
...will have conferred a favor upon me for which I shall be unremitting in my labors to compensate. Hut if the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." He soon had an opportunity of being useful to his fellow-men, though in a way very different from the...
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All the Presidents' Children: Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's ...

Doug Wead - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 464 pages
...see fit to keep me in the background," said Abraham Lincoln to an audience in New Salem, Illinois, "I have been too familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." Perhaps, as the lives of Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln illustrate, such tragic events helped propel...
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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - History - 2005 - 228 pages
...born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealthy or popular relatives or friends to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively...too familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined."13 Just days after his announcement the region had its most exciting news in years. A Springfield...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...popular relations to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of this county, and if elected they will have conferred a...familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined." At the same time he made it clear that this try would not be his last, telling voters that only after...
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