Abe Lincoln in Illinois - Act 3, Scene 10 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 10 Summary

The Lincolns are now living in the home once used by the Edwards family. It is in the early spring of 1860 and Abe is telling his sons about his old friend Seth. Josh is also there and listening. Mary comes into the room and finds out that some very influential men are scheduled to visit this afternoon with the intent to determine whether Abe would make a good candidate for President. Mary is alarmed that he didn't tell her of this important visit and when she sends him away to clean his boots, she speaks to Josh.

Mary is frustrated with his casual attitude about this. Most men who achieve anything have to fight and assert themselves and are questioned by their friends. Abe has never had to struggle for any position and his friends are always furthering his cause. Even before she met him...

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