Abe Lincoln in Illinois - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 11 Summary & Analysis

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It is now the evening of Election Day, November 6, 1860. Lincoln's campaign headquarters are buzzing with Abe, Mary, their son Robert, Josh, and Mr. Edwards. Clerks run in and out of the room updating the tally board as new information comes in. Mary's nerves are really rattled from the pressure and the constant changes in the results. Abe tells her that maybe she should go home and he would be there very soon, but she erupts and tells him that he has never wanted her around, even before their marriage and it hasn't changed up to this day. Mary then accuses the others of the same thing. Abe asks them to leave the room, chastises her harshly for her outburst, and warns her to never do it again in front of other people. Mary leaves, but not before telling him that she had dreamed of this...

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