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Word of the Week: Humble

humilityToday Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of our greatest Presidents. However, at that time he had many political enemies including Edwin Stanton, who looked down on Lincoln with great disdain.    Among other unkind epithets, Stanton described Lincoln as “a long armed ape,” an “ignoramus” and “the original Gorilla.”

However, when it came  time to replace Simon Cameron, his first Secretary of War, Lincoln appointed Stanton to the job. His Cabinet  was shocked. But Lincoln believed Stanton was the best man for the job. Continue reading

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