The Hedgehog and the Fox:  Lincoln’s Lyceum Speech for the Ages

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The Hedgehog and the Fox:  Lincoln’s Lyceum Speech for the Ages By Jason H. Silverman The Sangamo Journal, on Saturday, January 27, 1838, advertised a lecture for that evening by the local lawyer “A. Lincoln, Esq.” Lincoln was little more than two weeks shy of his twenty-ninth birthday. He was single, sharing living quarters with […]

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Abraham Lincoln’s Cyphering Book

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by Nerida F. Ellerton and M.A. (Ken) Clements The oldest extant handwritten manuscript of Abraham Lincoln is his cyphering book, which comprised written solutions to arithmetic problems that he solved when he was at school. The most detailed description and analysis of the manuscript is to be found in chapter 6 of our book, Abraham […]

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