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Property is the fruit of labor – property is desirable – is a positive good in the world”– Reply to New York Workingmen’s Democratic Republican Association, March 21, 1864

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Perfect Jesus

Among several “good things,” the President told of a Southern Illinois preacher who, in the course of his sermon, asserted that the Savior was the only perfect man who had ever appeared in this world; also, that…

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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

To the Victors Belong the Spoils

To the Victors Belong the Spoils

Patronage was a major problem for the incoming Lincoln administration and a constant vexation for the new chief executive.

William H. Seward (1801-1872)

“Not that Mr. Seward personally, is not, eminently qualified for the place, in talents, Knowledge, experience and urbanity of manners; but, at the South, whether justly or unjustly, there is a bitter prejudice against him…”

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…

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