By Theodora Kroeber

ISBN-10: 0520015983

ISBN-13: 9780520015982

Frontis. + xi + 292 pp. with quite a few illus., eightvo.

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They believed in keeping the Union as it had always been, an idyllic nation of small subsistence agriculture, family farms, and small shops. They abhorred the idea of a national bank and believed the less active the government was, the better it was. 1 In a more or less ordered political world those were the issues that mattered, the line drawn in the sand between the two parties. But it was not an ordered political world. The line in the sand was being blurred by the maverick issue that Lincoln and Dan Stone had addressed in their resolution—slavery.

People were loath to enter it for fear it would collapse. In a replay of the crash building program of 1820, Vandalia was eagerly erecting yet a third capitol building for $16,000. Work had been underway since summer and the new structure was rising, in part, with material salvaged from the old. But when the legislature convened in early December, construction was not yet finished. There was that aroma of damp plaster upstairs, and the main floor was still a work in progress. Into these new, unfinished chambers came the Long Nine, in a fever to see the internal-improvements legislation passed and the capital moved to Springfield.

He was thought to be "good, clean, social, truthful and honest ... " 9 Nancy was said to be tall, slender, and delicate of frame—"Spare made" with dark hair and hazel eyes. "11 They were married on June 12, 1806. He was twenty-eight years old and she was twenty-three. The wedding vows were read by Jesse Head, an itinerant Methodist minister, one of the best known in that part of Kentucky. The bride wore a rough wedding dress stitched by a friend, and afterward there was the typical frontier infare (post-vows reception).

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