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Abraham Lincoln Grasps the Hand of the Farmer for Better Government
Abraham Lincoln Grasps the Hand of the Farmer for Better Government
TitleAbraham Lincoln Grasps the Hand of the Farmer for Better Government
Date of Original1916-02-10
CreatorBaer, John Miller, 1886-1970
Creator RoleArtist
DescriptionAbraham Lincoln shaking hands with man.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Subject (LCTGM)Farmers
Shaking hands
Political cartoons
Periodical illustrations
Personal NameLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
LocationUnited States
Item NumberHD1485.N4 N66
Format of OriginalDrawings
Dimensions of Original26 x 41 cm.
Publisher of OriginalNational Nonpartisan League
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Farmers' Interest is Most Worthy to be Cherished and Cultivated" - Lincoln. Next Saturday is the birthday anniversary of Abraham Lincoln, perhaps the greatest President and Patriot this country has ever had. Above all others he understood the fundamental problems which made for or against the 'right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, ' and if he were alive and active today he would be with the North Dakota farmers in their effort to better their conditions, as he encouraged such movements among farmers and working men during his life time. The Leader cannot refer the members of the Farmers' Nonpartisan League to a better character in American history and we urge them to follow his principles and conduct"
In a speech delivered at Milwaukee, September 30, 1859 (complete works, vol. 1, p. 577) Abe Lincoln said: 'Farmers being the most numerous class, it follows that their interest is the largest interest. It also follows that that interest is most worthy of all to be cherished and cultivated, that if there be inevitable conflict between that interest and any other, that other should yield.'
In a speech at Cincinnati, September 17, 1859, (Howells, p. 148) Mr. Lincoln said: "Our government was not established that one man might do with himself as he pleases, and with another man, too. I hold that if there is any one thing that can be proved to be the will of Heaven by external nature around us, without reference to revelation, it is the proposition that whatever any one man earns with his hands and by the sweat of his brow, he shall enjoy in peace. I say that whereas God Almighty has given every man one mouth to be fed, and one pair of hands adapted to furnish food for that mouth, if anything can be proved to be the will of Heaven, it is proved by the fact that that mouth is to be fed by those hands, without being interfered with by any other man, who has also his mouth to feed and his hands to labor with. I hold, if the Almighty had ever made a set of men that should that should do all the eating and none of the work, He would have made them with mouths only and no hands; and if He had ever made another class that He intended should do all the work, and none of the eating, He would have made them without mouths and with all hands. But inasmuch as He has not chosen to make man in that way, if anything is proved it is that those hands and mouths are to be cooperative through life and not to be interfered with. That they are to go forth and improve their condition, as I have been trying to illustrate, is the inherent right given to mankind directly by the Maker" - Text below image.
NotesCaption title.
Illus. in: Nonpartisan Leader, Feb. 10, 1916, p. 16.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionNonpartisan Leader periodical collection HD1485.N4 N66
Collection Finding Aid
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (HD1485.N4 N66)
Rights ManagementIn public domain.
Digital IDNPL00067
Original SourceNonpartisan Leader, Feb. 10, 1916
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