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I am not ashamed to confess that twenty-five years ago I was a hired laborer, mauling rails, at work on a flatboat – just what might happen to any poor man’s son. I want every man to have a chance.”- Speech at New Haven, March 6, 1860

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Lincoln Reading
Pat and His Garden

[Rebuffing Know-Nothing supporters in 1854 because of their bias against immigrants:] “I had some time ago an Irishman named Patrick cultivating my garden. One morning I went out to see how he was getting…

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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

Freeport, August 27, 1858

Freeport, August 27, 1858

“At Freeport, on the damp and chilly day of August 27, Lincoln stood in boots that glistened from the dampness and addressed a pro-Republican assembly of some fifteen thousand people.”

The Generals and Admirals

The Generals and Admirals

President Lincoln’s primary concern was the Civil War so it was natural that military leaders would be frequent visitors to the White House.

Hiram Barney (1811-1895)

Hiram Barney (1811-1895)

Collector of Customs Hiram Barney was an ally of Salmon P. Chase which made him an enemy of New York political boss Thurlow Weed

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