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You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm.”– Letter to Joseph Hooker, January 26, 1863

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The Cabinet

“Well, Josh,” replied Mr. Lincoln, when I was a boy in Indiana, I went to a neighbor’s house one morning and found a boy of my own size holding a coon by a string. I asked him what he had what he was doing. He…

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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

Mr. Lincoln and Friends

Mr. Lincoln and Friends

The friends I left that parting day,…

First Inaugural

First Inaugural

Abraham Lincoln’s First Inauguration on March 4, 1861 took place on a cold and sunny day on the Capitol’s east front…

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Mr. Lincoln and New York 1860

…in February 1860, Abraham Lincoln bought a new black suit before he left Springfield, Illinois to deliver the landmark speech of his first presidential campaign.

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