-- March 9, 1832 --
"Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
Whether it be true or not, I can say for one:
I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed
Of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy__ of their esteem.
How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition,
Is yet to be developed."
~ Lincoln's First... Political Announcement ~