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Let us neither express nor cherish any hard feelings toward any citizen who by his vote has differed with us. Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling.”– Remarks at Springfield, November 20, 1860

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The Cabinet

“They are most distressingly affected in their heels with a species of running itch.” It seems that this malady of their heels, operates on these sound-headed and honest-hearted creatures, very much like the cork-leg, in the comic song, did on…

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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

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York - Buffalo

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York – Buffalo, February 16, 1861

“The closer Lincoln’s train came to Buffalo, the denser grew the crowds”

Abraham Lincolns Contemporaries: Henry W. Halleck

Abraham Lincolns Contemporaries: Henry W. Halleck

Henry W. Halleck was well trained by a West Point education and 15 years active service as an army.

Erastus Corning (1794-1872)

Erastus Corning (1794-1872)

Corning was a Democrat, but he was first and foremost a businessman first in iron manufacturing, then banking and later in railroads.

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