Mary Lincoln 1842 Mary had come to Springfield to visit her younger sister and perhaps find a husband. At their first meeting Lincoln wanted “in the worst way” to dance with Mary. She later remarked he did. - Lincoln Era Figures by George Stuart
The anvil for Lincoln’s hammer! The on-going competition between Lincoln and Douglas became a perfect training ground for his eventual office as a Nation’s leader. What started as adversarial, ended in mutual respect and understanding.