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Let us neither express nor cherish any hard feelings toward any citizen who by his vote has differed with us. Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling.”– Remarks at Springfield, November 20, 1860

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The Cabinet

Mr. Lincoln said the project reminded him of the case of a girl in New Salem, who was greatly troubled with a “singing” in her…

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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

Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859

Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859

“I cannot fail to remember that I appear for the first time before an audience in this now great State”

Ira Harris (1802-1875)

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New York Senator Ira Harris was among President Lincoln’s “most frequent evening visitors,” wrote Lincoln biographer Benjamin Thomas.  His frequent presence made him privy to the President’s patronage so much so that the President once claimed that he looked underneath his bed each night to check if Senator Harris was there, seeking another patronage favor…

President Lincoln's Summer Home

President Lincoln’s Summer Home

The Lincoln family would escape the humidity of Washington’s summers…

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