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Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion can change the government practically just so much.”- Speech at Chicago, December 10, 1856

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Mary Todd: The Wife

“Well,” said Mr. Lincoln, “I feel about that a good deal as a man whom I call Jones,” whom I once knew, did about his wife. He was one of your meek men, and had the reputation of being badly henpecked. At last, one day his wife was seen…

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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

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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

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…”

President Lincoln's Summer Home

President Lincoln’s Summer Home

The Lincoln family would escape the humidity of Washington’s summers…

Arrival in New York City Before the Cooper Union Speech

Arrival in New York City Before the Cooper Union Speech

“On that famous visit no one met Lincoln when he stepped off the ferry at Cortlandt Street. Instead, he unobtrusively found his own way to the Astor House.”

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