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No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. I say this is the leading principle – the sheet anchor of American republicanism.”– Speech at Peoria, October 16, 1854

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Run Away

One evening during the last week of his life, when extremely busy and weary as well, Lincoln was called to the reception room to see Mr. [James] Speed, then Attorney-General. He had called to introduce a friend and, seeing the weary look on the…

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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

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Supreme Court

A real test for the President’s Illinois friendships came when a vacancy appeared on the Supreme Court for the district that included Illinois.



“In Lincoln’s time the bigwigs of the press and politics often were one and the same…”

Cooper Union Address

Business Trip to New York

On July 22, 1857, Mr. Lincoln and his wife left Springfield to travel to New York via Niagara Falls, where they stayed at Cataract House until July 24.

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