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Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing.”- Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, September 30, 1859

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The Cabinet

In my early days, I knew one Jack Chase, who was a lumberman on the Illinois and, when steady and sober, the best raftsman on the river. It was quite a trick twenty-five years ago to take the logs over the rapids, but he was skilful with…

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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

George Opdyke (1805-1880)

George Opdyke (1805-1880)

George Opdyke was a fighter…. He “had risen from a journeyman tailor in New Orleans to be one of New York’s wealthy merchants.”

New York Democrats

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“If there is any other gang of hogs more equally divided than the Democrats of New York are at this time, I have not heard of it.”

Abraham Lincolns Contemporaries: The Clergy

Abraham Lincolns Contemporaries: The Clergy

More famous was Methodist circuit rider Peter Cartwright, a dynamic preacher who served with Abraham…

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