Abraham Lincoln Political Experiences
"Mr. Lincoln was devoted to his profession, and
his success in it was earned by hard and constant
application. But his natural taste for politics
led him to take a full share in the activities of
political life. He had already served a term in the
Illinois Legislature (1834-35); and so well satisfied
were his constituents that they re-nominated him for the
succeeding term. In the canvass which followed he: 1.
greatly distinguished himself as a stump-speaker; 2.
showing, by his tact and ability; 3. by the skill
and ingenuity with which he met his opponents in debate;
4. by his shrewdness in attack; and 5.
readiness in retort, how much he had profited by the
training of the previous years."
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