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Quote of the Day

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”– Reply to New York Workingmen’s Democratic Republican Association, March 21, 1864

Daily Story

Lincoln Reading
The Cabinet

“Harassed on two sides, Lincoln said that he was reminded of a man in Illinois terribly annoyed by a creditor who kept coming often and pressing him to pay the money he owed. Finally the poor debtor saw nothing…

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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

Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 1860

Abraham Lincoln and the Election of 1860

Lincoln should lead the hosts of freedom in this irrepressible conflict.

Abraham Lincoln and Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln and Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln was a Kentuckian but that did not help him much in his dealings with his native state.

August Belmont (1816-1890)

August Belmont (1816-1890)

The group of New York Democrats with whom August Belmont was associated was called the “Silk Stockings.”

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