To Joshua F. Speed. Springfield,
May 18, 1843.
Dear speed:—­Yours of the 9th
instant is duly received, which I do not meet as a
“bore,” but as a most welcome visitor....
Sixteenth president of the United States and president during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was immortalized by his Emancipation Proclamation, his Gettysburg Address, and two outstanding ...
As a young man, Lincoln had taken flatboat trips down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. While traveling, he saw other boats become unavoidably grounded on sandbars that were created by the river's shif...