“He has proven himself a most remarkable man”

In late 1863 a newspaper in Lincoln’s home state of Illinois endorsed him as a candidate for re-election, stating, “Mr. Lincoln has done well – much better than any man in the country could have done under the circumstances. He has proven himself a most remarkable man, who sincerely desires the peace and happiness of the people.”  The paper just republished this endorsement from 150 years ago; you can read the entire article by clicking here.

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