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To secure to each laborer the whole product of his labor, or as nearly as possible, is a worthy object of any good government.”– Temperance Address, February 22, 1842

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Mule’s Tail

[Recalling an evening at Ford’s Theatre when AL seemed bored, sitting with his eyes closed:] Suddenly I left his heavy hand on my shoulder, and in place of the worn and wearied man who looked so haggard as if soul and body might part then and there,…

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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



The Civil War brought out a powerful combination of leadership from businessmen and clergy in New York.

Castle Lincoln No Surrender: Fort Davis in Ruins

Castle Lincoln No Surrender: Fort Davis in Ruins

This cartoon depicts each party’s camp the moring after the election of 1860.

Abraham Lincoln and Rhode Island

Abraham Lincoln and Rhode Island

Lincoln spent less than two days in Rhode Island. He first visited the state on February 28 and 29, 1860:

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