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The people’s will, constitutionally expressed, is the ultimate law for all.”– Response to Serenade, October 19, 1864

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John Moore and the Cart

Speaking of the relative merits of New England rum and corn juice, as he called it, to illuminate the human mind, he told me this story of John Moore, who resided south of Blooming Grove, and subsequently became state…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

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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

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

Mr. Lincoln's Visits to Philadelphia

Mr. Lincoln’s Visits to Philadelphia 1865

Map of Mr. Lincoln’s funeral route through Philadelphia, April 22-24, 1865.

Military Necessity

Military Necessity

President Lincoln was clear that there were measures he could constitutionally take as the Union’s commander-in-chief that could not constitutionally be taken by Congress.

Abraham Lincoln and Michigan

Abraham Lincoln and Michigan

Abraham Lincoln gave one speech in Michigan in the presidential campaign of 1856.

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