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John Adams Dix

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A man watches his pear-tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at the length falls into his lap.”– Remarks made at White, circa February 1865

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Frogs’ Legs

A fellow who lived out of town, on the bank of a large marsh, conceived a big idea in the money-making line. He took it to a prominent merchant, and began to develop his plans and specifications. “There are at least ten million frogs in that marsh…

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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

Funeral Train Route

Funeral Train Route

View the extensive tour Abraham Lincoln’s body made upon his death to enable people to say farewell.

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York - Albany

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York – Albany, February 18, 1861

Cannon boomed as the pre-presidential entourage approached Albany.

District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Until the Civil War, the nation’s capital was a center of the slave trade.

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