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Resolve to be honest at all events; and if your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.”- Notes for a Law Lecture, circa July 1, 1850

Daily Story

Lincoln Reading
The Cabinet

“Mr. Lincoln was always read to join in a laugh at the expense of his person, concerning which he was very indifferent. Many of his friends will recognize the following story,–the incident having actually occurred,…

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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 Horace Greeley

Abraham Lincoln and Journalists

The relationship between Horace Greeley and Abraham Lincoln was problematic:

Yankee Pancakes

Yankee Pancakes

This cartoon features Abraham Lincoln encouraging Secretary of State Salmon Chase to increase pancake production…

President Lincolns Cabinet

President Lincolns Cabinet

As President, Lincoln separated his personal feelings from his analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of colleagues…

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