"...a thicket of hazel brush" described Quincy when Henry Asbury arrived in 1834. Asbury studied law with O.H. Browning and became a law partner with Abraham Jonas. He was elected a justice of the peace and was appointed Register of the Quincy Land Office in 1849 by President Taylor. Asbury wrote Asbury's Justice, a method of procedure for justice courts, and Reminiscences of Quincy, Illinois.
Lincoln's political strategy was strengthened by the questions Asbury framed for Lincoln to ask Douglas during their Freeport Debate. It was reported that many Republican leaders came to Lincoln the night before the speech and urged him not to put the interrogatories to Douglas, saying, "If you do you can never be senator." "Gentlemen," replied Lincoln, "I am killing larger game; if Douglas answers, he can never be president, and the battle of 1860 is worth a hundred of this." Asbury was proud of his connection with that incident and believed he contributed greatly to the election of President Lincoln. He also prized highly his correspondence with Lincoln. Lincoln valued this association as well, writing in 1860, "It is a little curious, and not wholy (sic) uninteresting to look over those old letters of yours and mine."
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Looking for Lincoln series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 12:56am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 635984 N 4421537|
|Decimal Degrees||39.93303333, -91.40851667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 55.982', W 91° 24.511'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 55' 58.92" N, 91° 24' 30.66" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 N 5th St, Quincy IL 62301, US|
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