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That is good book-law; but it not the rule of actual practice.”– Speech at Peoria, October 16, 1854

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Lincoln Reading

For a while during the Civil War, General [JC] Fremont was without a command. One day in discussing Fremont’s case with George W. Julian, President Lincoln said he did not know where to place him, and that it reminded him of the old man who advised…

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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

Visit to West Point

Visit to West Point

President Lincoln briefly visited New York in late June 1862 when he visited General Winfield Scott at West Point…

Lincoln, Douglas and the Rail-Fence Handicap

Lincoln, Douglas and the Rail-Fence Handicap

This cartoon features the candidates running along a rail fence in which a black man is hiding in front of the Capitol.

Mr. Lincoln and Horace White

Mr. Lincoln and Horace White

Horace White was a young journalist destined for major newspaper positions in Chicago and New York when he met Mr. Lincoln.

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