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Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time.”– Letter to James Conkling,August 26, 1863

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The Cabinet

Something was said soon after we started [on a walk] about the penalty which attached to high positions in a democratic government–the tribute those filling them were compelled to pay to the public. “Great men,”…

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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

Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeley

Abraham Lincoln and Journalists

The relationship between Horace Greeley and Abraham Lincoln was problematic:

The Last Rail Split by Honest Old Abe

The Last Rail Split by Honest Old Abe

The rail which Abraham Lincoln is splitting with a wedge is identified as the Democratic Party…

Kansas Nebraska and the Senate

Kansas Nebraska and the Senate

Mr. Lincoln’s friends had their own political pasts and their ambitions and those pasts were often in conflict.

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