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Quote of the Day

Property is the fruit of labor – property is desirable – is a positive good in the world”– Reply to New York Workingmen’s Democratic Republican Association, March 21, 1864

Daily Story

Lincoln Reading
The Cabinet

“Mr. Lincoln was always read to join in a laugh at the expense of his person, concerning which he was very indifferent. Many of his friends will recognize the following story,–the incident having actually occurred,…

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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

New York Democrats

The true issue or

“If there is any other gang of hogs more equally divided than the Democrats of New York are at this time, I have not heard of it.”

Printing and Publicizing the Speech

Printing and Publicizing the Speech

“Greeley advanced on Lincoln the moment his speech was finished, asking him for manuscript of his address. He got it and hurried back to the office, ordering that it be run in full.”

Abraham Lincoln and Ohio

Abraham Lincoln and Ohio

1855 Abraham Lincoln went to Cincinnati to act as co-counsel for John H. Manny.

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