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Abraham where in the Lord's name Abraham you look in. Are You well. No I'm not Mary. I cannot cannot stand. Continue this path with you. I cannot marry you I am. Ill prepared in unfit for this role but this duty required of me very dear believe me. There's a shadow on my heart. Get Out Linkin at age. Thirty three an ancient bachelor by the standard of those times called old off the engagement. Not Quite Ready For Holy Matrimony. After Lincoln ran from the prospect of marriage he fell into deep case of the hypo writing in a letter. Are I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel we're equally distributed to the whole human family. They would not be one cheerful face on earth but he and Mary later reconnected. At a social event after what many described as a tumultuous courtship the two eventually married on November fourth eighteen. Forty two you. As Lincoln was preparing nuptials. A friend asked where he was headed to. Hell I suppose was Lincoln's response. They had a dynamic and colorful full relationship on the one hand she was trusted adviser to him and continually support his political ambitions on the other hand their personalities and way of life clashed lashed he cared little about his entire image was everything to her. He was calm got along with everyone. She was quick tempered and coralled with just about everybody from how staff to his friends and even political advisors Lincoln and Mary had four children. All Boys. Only the oldest Robert lived into adulthood. He later served in Republican administrations. Little Edie died of a long illness when he was only three years old Springfield Illinois before Lincoln left for the White House. US William Thomas Three years apart and mischievous little codgers. According to their father both moved into the White House with Marian Lincoln the boys. I've had friends over and owned many pets including ponies and goats the goats will even pull carts inside the White House. Lincoln was known for Being an affectionate father carrying the boys on his shoulders so they could touch the rafters in the White House however he was often gone and therefore unavailable to the boys leaving leaving Mary much of the child rearing when they were permissive. Parents Allowing William Thomas or Tad short for tadpole to run wild in the White House but feisty I e boys brought cheer to an often damper mood due to the war yet. Tragedy hit the Lincoln family once again when Willie came down with a fever most most likely typhoid who died when he was only eleven years. Old Lincoln mourned and Willie's room for two days and refused any correspondence for another four days. As Mary was inconsolable holding seances in the White House and attempt to connect with her dead son Mary. Todd's mental and emotional stability eventually eventually deteriorated especially when tad passed at eighteen years old six years after Lincoln's assassination. We'll return to our story in just a moment. And now back to the life of Abraham Lincoln in referring to Lincoln's family and marriage to marry. It is worth noting a controversial question. There is a contentious debate among historians and scholars over Lincoln in sexuality. Meaning was Abraham Lincoln Gay some claim he wrote love letters to his roommate and lifelong best friend. Joshua the speed others contend beyond this that he was indeed homosexual and continued to sleep with men throughout his presidency but several historians point to the fact that he was a staple staple at certain brothels before he was married although he did share a bed with Joshua that was a common practice in those days without many hotels traveling men often shared the bed with two or three other men. Also close friendships between men were more common and society permitted more emotional intimacy than what is thought of as normal for today and as I mentioned earlier after Lincoln broke off his first engagement to Mary. Todd he fell into a depression and the following year Joshua became engaged. Gauged to Fanny Henning. Then it was Joshua who was overwhelmed by depression both men it seems were paralyzed with fear at the thought of intimacy with the woman Lincoln wrote a letter to his good friend. Consoling him when this show reach you. You will have been fanny's husband several days. You Know My desire to befriend and you is everlasting. That will never cease while I know how to do anything and she will always hereafter be on grounds that I have never occupied and consequently if advice for needed I might advise wrong. I would desire you. Give my particular respect to fanny but perhaps you will not wish to know you have received this less. She should desire to see it. ps I have not been quite a man ever since he left despite the nature nature of their friendship in either capacity the two companions didn't always see eye to eye deep within the very soil of our land that all men have certain unalienable cleanable rights is that not the sacred ground we so defended against the tyrants Britain a land of freedom for the White Man Abraham for all all men Joshua every man deserves the opportunity to rise in the morning without shackles around his neck so that he might indeed rise to his own greatest. Data's potential. Your politics are blasphemous. You are no longer the humble man who came to me in need near a score ago I am him he he is i. We are one of the same. Can One not expand his views yet still remained rooted in itself. The whigs have expanded you into who an arrogant and irrational food lay. They have opened my eyes. Then I no longer know you wide eyed friend. Perhaps this is our a final parting. Goodbye Abraham Joshua Joshua don't be foolish despite their differences Lincoln and speed remained close friends until his death and Lincoln's ability to articulate his side without alienating knitting those against him proved to be a great strength in his career as a lawyer and politician while serving in the Illinois state legislature. Lincoln taught himself. Mm Self Law passed the bar and in nineteen thirty seven started practicing. He moved to Springfield and became a successful attorney representing presenting big companies and individuals in a respectable manner. He earned the nickname and reputation. Honest Abe but Lincoln had his sights set on more than and just law ambition for life in politics glowed in his eyes. He was eventually elected to Congress but served only one term due to an informal one term rotation system Lincoln's unpopular stance on the Mexican war claiming James Polk not the Mexican started it as well as opposing any land gained from the war. Becoming slave territory cost a successor. Stephen t Logan the seats in Congress discouraged by the defeat he felt was his fault. He returned to Springfield appealed to practice law but not for long. He was thrust back into politics with the passing of the Kansas Nebraska. Act which divided the lines for slave and the free states even more sharply. It revoked the ban on slavery in the Louisiana Purchase territory north of a certain line of demarcation opening Kansas Territory Tori to slavery a civil war between pro and anti slavery factions erupted in Kansas and almost seven year precursor to the bloodiest war are ever fought on American soil before eighteen. Fifty four Lincoln had said little about slavery yet by opening in all of the Louisiana purchase territory to slavery north of thirty six degrees thirty minutes. Lincoln believed the Kansas Nebraska. Act Had reversed the course of the founding in father's well he believed when they adopted the Declaration of Independence and enacted the northwest ordinance of seventeen eighty seven barring slavery from most of the existing existing territories the founding fathers were against the spread of slavery. That was why Lincoln was so bothered. The Kansas Nebraska Act was going directly against against with the great leaders of our nation had intended so lincoln ran as the candidate for senator but lost by a slim margin once again. He went back to Springfield film to practice law but continued in politics helping to form the Republican Party in eighteen fifty six a party. Based largely on keeping the union whole and taking a stance against slavery slavery is a monstrous injustice at deprives a Republican example of its just influence in the world enables the enemies of free institutions with plausibility to talk says hypocrites with the Kansas Nebraska Act. A Republican Publican. Robe is soiled and trailed in the dust lettuce ripe europhile. Let's readopt the declaration of Independence and and with the practices and policy which harmonize with it. During the party's convention. He lost a bid for the nomination as vice president and that year the Democratic Credit candidate James Buchanan won the presidency a major victory for the south three years later. Lincoln ran again as a senator against Stephen Douglas. The two had more than just political competition boiling at one time Douglas had also courted Mary. Todd their beef went way back. The two opponents entered into a famous series of heated debates house divided against itself cannot stand it can and and it has so explain to our townsfolk. Why the country cannot continue to exist? Half slave and half free has it has for the past seventy years. I believe this government cannot endure as such permanently half slave in half free it will eventually become all one thing or all all the other and only one is righteous your rhetoric about slavery optimist extinction will only drive the south into secession. And is it not true. You believe in Negro equality. I believe all men deserved Fredo. Oh you in favor of conferring upon the Negro the rights and privileges privileges of citizenship. Do not speak on racial equality to the white man. Merely a human being's right to be free. India desire desire to turn this beautiful state into a Free Negro Colony. It altered that when Missouri Abolish slavery she can send one hundred thousand emancipated page slaves into Illinois to become citizens and voters on an equality with yourselves. Lincoln lost the election once again left to lick his wounds but his performances at the debate gave him notoriety throughout North Lincoln. used his downtime to help. Develop the Free Labor ideology which was at the core of the Republican value.