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Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.”– Remark made when requested to dismiss Montgomery Blair, Postmaster-General, September 1864

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Chase and the Chin Fly

“My brother and I were once ploughing corn n a Kentucky farm, I driving the horse, and he holding the plough. The horse was lazy; abut on one occasion he rushed across the field so that I, with long legs, could scarcely keep pace with him. On…

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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

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…”

Freeport, August 27, 1858

Freeport, August 27, 1858

“At Freeport, on the damp and chilly day of August 27, Lincoln stood in boots that glistened from the dampness and addressed a pro-Republican assembly of some fifteen thousand people.”

Legal Cases

Legal Cases

In Mr. Lincoln’s legal career, he had argued both sides of the slavery question.

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