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By Gordon Leidner

Greater than a hundred and forty years considering the fact that his dying, the long-lasting legacy of an exceptional president, an American good fortune tale, and the distinguished chief of the Civil battle keeps. Abraham Lincoln: costs, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of the 16th president. as well as Lincoln's personal phrases, Gordon Leidner comprises insights into the fellow through those that knew him most sensible, from his spouse, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his maximum political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. a variety of images upload to the appeal and usability of the ebook.

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He became a popular arbiter of wrestling matches, horse races, and petty ­squabbles. Whether as a clerk in a country store, representative in the state legislature, or lawyer in court, Lincoln dealt honestly with everyone. Throughout his entire career in politics and public service, he was extremely proud of his reputation and took great care to justify the Honest Abe ­sobriquet. 2 I I I I have always wanted to deal with everyone I meet candidly and honestly. indd 31 honesty 31 R esolve to be honest at all events; and if in your judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.

He has stood before the community here the man of uncorrupted if not incorruptible integrity, and to be able to say that of any man who has mingled as freely with Illinois politics and politicians as Mr. 12 Rev. 13 I I I Stand with anybody that stands right. indd 37 honesty 37 �r. Lincoln’s judgment was final in all that region of the country. 17 Robert B. 21 Stephen A. Douglas, upon hearing that the 1860 Republican Convention had nominated Lincoln for the ­presidency H H H Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.

Lincoln’s judgment was final in all that region of the country. 17 Robert B. 21 Stephen A. Douglas, upon hearing that the 1860 Republican Convention had nominated Lincoln for the ­presidency H H H Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my ­fellow-­men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed. I am young, and unknown to many of you.

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