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Abe Lincoln in Illinois Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 7 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 7 Summary

Eight years later, Abe's old friend Seth, his wife Aggie, their son Jimmy, and a Negro named Gobey are camped out on a prairie near Old Salem. Jack Anderson has approached their campsite and tells them that Abe will be here soon after he has visited the grave of Ann Rutledge. Billy has swamp fever and Seth would feel better if Abe were around.

Finally, Abe wanders in and the old friends greet each other warmly. Seth tells him that he is finally moving out to Nebraska and taking his family to start a new life where there is room to move. Abe wants to know if Gobey is free or a slave and Seth tells him that he has been free for 20 years. Abe tells him that he hopes the Western territory will be free of slavery but there is no guarantee. Seth vehemently...

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