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The power of hope upon human exertion, and happiness, is wonderful.”– Fragment on Free Labor, circa September 17, 1859

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Ginger Snaps and the Tariff

“When I was a clerk in a grocery store in New Salem, down in Menard County, a man came in and said to the storekeeper: ‘I want a nickel’s worth of ginger snaps.’ When they were laid out on the counter, the customer changed his mind and said, ‘I’ll…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

Abraham Lincoln’s Moods
“Lincoln was a curious – mysterious – quite an incomprehensible man,” wrote William H. Herndon shortly before he died... Read more   View more articles

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lincoln-moods President Lincoln enjoyed humor. Many Americans enjoyed making fun of the President. Some of the most recognizable cartoons were published in Harper’s Weekly, a New York City periodical ... Read more


Political Cartoons

President Lincoln enjoyed humor. Many Americans enjoyed making fun of the President.

Roscoe Conkling (1829-1888)

Roscoe Conkling (1829-1888)

“I do like Roscoe Conkling of N.Y. – a smart man – well cultivated, young, handsome, polite, and withal a good listener…”

Abraham Lincolns First Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincolns First Inaugural Address

As President-elect Abraham Lincoln traveled from Springfield to Washington in February 1860:

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