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CHAPTER I. Birth of Salmon P. Chase—Cornish—His Ancestry—His Marriages and Children—Some Account of the Chase Family—Childhood . - - CHLAPTER II.

Removal to Keene–His Father's Death—Recollections of Keene—At School at Windsor—Journey to Ohio–Niagara Falls—Cleveland—“The FerryBoy”—Arrival at Worthington - - - - - -

CHLAPTER III.

The Bishop's School at Worthington—“Shaving a Pig”—Removal to Cincinnati-Cincinnati College—An Incident—Returns to Keene -

CHAPTER IV.

Undertakes a School at Roxbury, and fails—Royalton—Dartmouth College— Successful as a Teacher at Reading—Trouble with the Faculty of the College–Graduates—Out in the World. - - - -

CHAPTER W.

Frederick City, Maryland—On to Washington—Advertises a Select Classical School—No Results—Tries for a Clerkship—Mr. and Mrs. Plumley—Mr. Plumley gives up his School—Success—“The Sisters.”—Student in William Wirt's Office—John Randolph—William Wirt—Admission to the Bar— Goes West - - - - - - - - - - - :

CHAPTER WI.

Begins Life as a Lawyer at Cincinnati-Speculation in 1836—The Lyceum and some Literary Work—Eulogy upon Brougham—Chase's Statutes—Commendations of Chancellor Kent and Justice Story - -

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The Presidential Canvass of 1882—Anti-Masons—Mr. Wirt their Candidate—
“The Birney Mob”—“The Philanthropist.”—Mr. Chase on the Liberty of
the Press—The Matilda Case—Norton S. Townshend–Trial of Mr. Birney 88

CHAPTER X.

Mr. Chase takes his Seat in the Senate—Thirty-first Congress—Slavery Agita-
tion—Takes no Part in Democratic Caucus—Question of Slavery in the
Domain acquired from Mexico—Application of California for Admission

CONTENTS. ix

O CHAPTER XX.

CHAPTER XXI.

CHAPTER XXII.

Presidential Canvass of 1856, and in 1860—Want of Influence of Ohio Delega-
tion in Chicago Convention—Election of Mr. Lincoln—Withdrawal of South
Carolina from the Union—Letter of Mr. Chase to Randall Hunt—Goes to
Springfield by Invitation of Mr. Lincoln—Interviews with Mr. Lincoln–
Conditional Offer of Treasury Department—Letter to Governor Seward—

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