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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
Manuscript TitleAbraham Lincoln, Letter to his partner and follower William H. Herndon, signed autograph
CaptionPaper · 4 pp. · 25 x 19.9 cm · Washington · 10 July 1848
Manuscript SummaryIn this letter to his young partner William H. Herndon (1818-1891), who had remained in Chicago as head of their joint law office, Lincoln, who is about to lose his seat in Congress as a Representative of the Whig Party, offers a lesson in political philosophy. Exhausted by months of political battles against the Mexican-American War and hurt by "exceedingly painful" statements by his friend (whom he describes as "a laborious, studious young man"), the future American President presents his "so Lincolnian" advice: "The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that every body wishes to hinder him." (duc)
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Lincoln-L-037-001 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Lincoln-L-037-001)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttp://e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-ms-Lincoln-L-037-001/manifest.json
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How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, L-37.1: Abraham Lincoln, Letter to his partner and follower William H. Herndon, signed autograph (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/fmb/ms-Lincoln-L-037-001).
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