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Impromptu Speech of Governor Richard Oglesby

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Impromptu Speech of Governor Richard Oglesby by Judge Marcus Kavanagh, published by the Lakeside Press in 1905.

Twelvemo, [unpaginated]. Brown morocco, double gilt fillet border on covers, gilt floral design on spine. Marbled endpapers, decorative gilt turn-ins. Top edge gilt. Complete with six illustrated plates, all with tissue covers. (National Union Catalog Pre-1956 Imprints 42994) Gift inscription on front flyleaf. From the library of Jens Christian Bay, the Danish American writer and librarian. His bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown.

Richard J. Oglesby (1824-1899) fought in both the Mexican War and Civil War, rising to the rank of major general. In 1864, Oglesby was encouraged to run for governor of Illinois by his longtime friend Abraham Lincoln. The following year, Governor Oglesby was present at the Petersen House when Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. Oglesby served three nonconsecutive terms as governor, and he also served one term as a U.S. Senator. The town of Oglesby, Illinois is named in his honor. The preface of this book was written by the future Vice President of the United States, Charles G. Dawes.

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