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The ant who has toiled and dragged a crumb to his nest will furiously defend the fruit of his labor against whatever robber assails him. So plain that the most dumb and stupid slave that ever toiled for a master does constantly known that he is wronged.”- Fragment on Slavery, circa July 1, 1854

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Hearse-Horse

This story was about a man who hoped to become county judge, and hired a horse and buggy from his neighbor, a liveryman, in order to drive to the nominating convention held in a town some sixteen miles away. He asked the livery-stable keeper…

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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

Mr. Lincoln's Visits to Philadelphia

Mr. Lincoln’s Visits to Philadelphia 1848 to 1864

Map of Philadelphia sites visited by Mr. Lincoln from 1848 to 1864.

President Lincolns Cabinet

President Lincolns Cabinet

As President, Lincoln separated his personal feelings from his analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of colleagues…

Moses F. Odell (1818-1866)

Moses F. Odell (1818-1866)

“Although Odell did not always agree with his Republican colleagues, they appreciated his hard work and dedication to the committee’s investigations…”

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