Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln/Volume 3/I Am Humble Abraham Lincoln

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781486Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 3 — "I Am Humble Abraham Lincoln."Abraham Lincoln, ed. Marion Mills Miller

"I Am Humble Abraham Lincoln."

Announcement of His Candidacy for the State Legislature. About March 1, 1832.

Fellow-Citizens: I presume you all know who I am. I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by many friends to become a candidate for the Legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman's dance. I am in favor of a national bank. I am in favor of the internal improvement system, and a high protective tariff. These are my sentiments and political principles. If elected, I shall be thankful; if not it will be all the same.