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Others have been made fools of by the girls; but this can never be with truth said of me. I most emphatically, in this instance, made a fool of myself.”- Letter to Mrs. Orville H.. Browning, April 1, 1838

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Don’t Swap Horse in Mid-Stream

[Responding to a suggestion that he replace a general:] “Gentlemen, your request and proposition remind me of two gentlemen in Kentucky.”…

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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

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York - Buffalo to Albany

Pre-Inaugural Visit to New York – Buffalo to Albany, February 18, 1861

When “the train bearing the President-elect left Buffalo at a quarter before six o’clock this morning…several hundred people were present to bid Mr. Lincoln farewell.”

Historian's Comments on the Cooper Union Speech

Historian’s Comments on the Cooper Union Speech

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Abraham Lincoln and Law

Abraham Lincolns persona was deeply rooted in reverence for law and rationality:

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