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I made a point of honor and conscience in all things to stick to my word, especially if others had been inducted to act upon it.”- Letter to Mrs. Eliza Browning, April 1, 1838

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Lincoln Reading

“Now that reminds me of a circumstance that took place in a neighborhood where I lived when I was a boy. In the spring of the year the farmers were very fond of the dish which they called greens, though the fashionable name for it nowadays…

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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

Lincoln shows Douglas the Right Road to the White House

Lincoln shows Douglas the Right Road to the White House

In this cartoon, Lincoln is consoling Douglas.

The Perilous Voyage to the White House

The Perilous Voyage to the White House

This cartoon mocks the election of 1860.

President Lincoln and Patronage

President Lincoln and Patronage

In regard to the patronage sought with so much eagerness and jealousy, I have prescribed for myself the maxim Fairness to all…

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