Lincoln - Part 3, Chapters 7-12 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapters 7-12 Summary

In Chapter 7, Frémont withdraws from the race, Lincoln obtains Blair's resignation, and, thinking he might become Postmaster General, Greeley turns pro-Lincoln. When Taney dies, Lincoln intends to appoint Blair, who will not still aspire to be president. On Election Day, Lincoln figures the Electoral College 120-114 in his favor, but does better than expected. When correction comes that Lincoln has in fact won New York State, champagne flows. Lincoln cannot believe that the soldiers have voted for him and is sure that the dead would not.

In Chapter 8, Old Gentleman Blair wants to broker peace with Davis, but Lincoln wants first to tighten the noose and settle the slavery question. Herold is fired for absenteeism. Booth is sure that Johnson will be a worse tyrant than Lincoln. Sprague learns that Charles L. Prescott has been arrested and is...

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