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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

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The Cabinet

“Admiral, that reminds me of a chap out West who had studied law, but had never tried a case. Being sued, and not having confidence in his ability to manage his own case, he employed a fellow-lawyer to manage…

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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

The Undecided Political Prize

The Undecided Political Prize

This cartoon is a pro-Breckinridge satire on the 1860 presidential contest.

Abram Wakeman (1824-1889)

Abram Wakeman (1824-1889)

Abram Wakeman was “affable, insinuating and pleasant, though not profound not reliable…”

The Journalists

The Journalists

Newspaper editors played an in important role in politics and a particularly important role in Abraham Lincoln’s political life.

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"The self-tutored lawyer from Illinois could not understand those 'don't care' politicians, such as Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who pretended indifference to involuntary servitude."

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