Abe Lincoln in Illinois Character Descriptions

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Jack Armstrong - A local bully who enters Rutledge's Tavern and treats people unpleasantly.

Billy - A clerk and later a law partner in Springfield who was an early supporter of abolition.

Stephen A. Douglas - This skillful speaker and political candidate from Illinois ran successfully for senator, but unsuccessfully for President of the United States.

Ninian Edwards - An influential political backer, son of an Illinois governor, and brother-in-law to a future First Lady.

Seth Gale - This man eventually moved West with his family and had a strong moral opposition to slavery.

Gobey - This free negro lived in fear that he might be kidnapped, taken South and sold into slavery.

Mentor Graham - This character tutored another character while in New Salem. They talked about politics and poetry.

Bowling Green - This judge and old friend from New Salem--a man with an unusual name--guided...

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