He dined with Abraham Lincoln!
He was influential in securing the nomination of John C. Fremont at the June convention (1856), and of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.
The election of Abraham Lincoln as president in November 1860 was the signal for the rising of the South.
The old court-house in which Abraham Lincoln often practised is still standing.
On the 21st of August 1858 the first of the series of political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A.