People bore these inflictions with much good nature, because they were optimistic and expected better things in the future."40 Historian William E. Baringer noted: Chicago streets were peculiar.
Judd asked his personal friends among Republicans if they would come to Chicago
and work for Lincoln
wrote: "Republicans clubs had during the past week held special meetings to prepare for the convention.
William E. Baringer
wrote: "The tall President Elect was further worn by his
habit of bending over to greet, with a two-hand shake, persons of average height, a performance that 'much resembled the traditionary 'man-a-mowing.' On one occasion, after a protracted series of short citizens, the President Elect encountered a man of his
own height, 'raised his
hands in well affected astonishment, and exclaimed: 'You are up some!
William E. Baringer, editor, Lincoln Day by Day, (Chicago Tribune, 12 July 1858), p. 221.
William E. Baringer, Lincoln's Rise to Power, p. 209.
William Baringer, "A House Dividing", New York Herald, December 2, 1860, p. 89.