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In the untimely loss of your noble son, our affliction here, is scarcely less than your own. So much of promised usefulness to one’s country, and of bright hopes for one’s self and friends, have rarely been so suddenly dashed, as in his fall.”– Letter to Ephraim D. and Phoebe Ellsworth May 25, 1861

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The Cabinet

Thurlow Weed tells of breakfasting with Lincoln and Judge Davis while in Springfield in December prior to Mr. Lincoln’s first inauguration. Judge Davis remarked Mr. Weed’s fondness for sausage and said, “You seem…

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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

To the Victors Belong the Spoils

To the Victors Belong the Spoils

Patronage was a major problem for the incoming Lincoln administration and a constant vexation for the new chief executive.

William H. Seward (1801-1872)

“Not that Mr. Seward personally, is not, eminently qualified for the place, in talents, Knowledge, experience and urbanity of manners; but, at the South, whether justly or unjustly, there is a bitter prejudice against him…”

Edwin D. Morgan (1811-1883)

Edwin D. Morgan (1811-1883)

Edwin D. Morgan was “a courageous and high-minded New York merchant who served with distinction in the legislature and as state and national party chairman…

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