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Resolve to be honest at all events; and if your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.”– Notes for a Law Lecture, circa July 1, 1850

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A Dog and Coon Hunting

There is one anecdote that I must tell you, that took place when he was a boy, he told me himself. He said that he used to be very fond of coon hunting and his father used to oppose this hunting, but he would slip out of a night after the old…

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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

Cartoon Corner

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 Perilous Voyage to the White House

The Perilous Voyage to the White House

This cartoon mocks the election of 1860.

Manton Marble (1834-1917)

Manton Marble (1834-1917)

Robert S. Harper described the New York World as the “recognized leader of the radical opposition to Lincoln.”

Moses H. Grinnell (1803-1877)

Moses H. Grinnell (1803-1877)

“In speaking of such a large-hearted man as Moses H. Grinnell, I could not be brief. That gentleman’s influence, always bright and genial, was seen and felt throughout the city for nearly half a century…”

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