|Abraham Lincoln at 37|
When he was 21 he went to Illinois by boat to a small town named New Salem. Lincoln worked for the people of the town. He helped them fight small battles. Abe became a lawyer for the townspeople. His friend's son was put in jail for murder but she knows he is innocent. The boy had been in a fight. Another man in the crowd supposedly ran over to see if the injured man was OK after the fight. Instead he stabbed him killing the injured man and blaming the friend's son for it. Lincoln defended the boy. The jury then found the man from the crowd guilty and let the boy free.
One night Abe met a wealthy young woman from Kentucky at a party. Her name was Mary Todd. She soon became Mary Todd Lincoln. They had four sons but only one lived to be old.
|Mary Todd Lincoln|
Please join me tommorow for my next post where I will write about Lincoln's election and presidency.