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First Debate with Douglas (August 21, 1858)

Contributing Editors for this page include Martin Buchman Ranking #26 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “When a man hears himself somewhat misrepresented, it provokes him-at least, I find it so with myself…” Audio Version

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Second Debate with Douglas (August 27, 1858)

Ranking #27 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I now propose that I will answer any of the interrogatories, upon condition that he will answer questions from me not exceeding the same number.” Audio Version

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Third Debate with Douglas (September 15, 1858)

Ranking #28 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “There is very much in the principles that Judge Douglas has here enunciated that I most cordially approve, and over which I shall have no controversy with

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Fourth Debate with Douglas (September 18, 1858)

Contributing Editors for this page include Gary Emerson and Bob Frey Ranking #29 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing

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Fifth Debate with Douglas (October 7, 1858)

Ranking #30 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Now a few words in regard to these extracts from speeches of mine, which Judge Douglas has read to you, and which he supposes are in very

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Sixth Debate with Douglas (October 13, 1858)

Ranking #31 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I will say now that there is a sentiment in the country contrary to me-a sentiment which holds that slavery is not wrong, and therefore it goes

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Seventh Debate with Douglas (October 15, 1858)

Ranking #32 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle

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Presidential Proclamation (September 22, 1862)

Ranking #33 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “That on the first day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state,

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Message to Congress (July 4, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Segal and Cynthia Smith Ranking #34 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Having been convened on an extraordinary occasion, as authorized by the Constitution, your attention is not

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Meditation on Divine Will (September 2, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Mary Beth Donnelly, Michelle Grasso, and Marsha Greco Ranking #35 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act

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Response to Serenade (November 10, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Rhonda Webb Ranking #36 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “We can not have free government without elections…” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, November 10, 1864

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Letter to Charles Ray (June 27, 1858)

Ranking #37 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “How in God’s name do you let such paragraphs into the Tribune, as the enclosed cut from that paper of yesterday? Does Sheahan write them?” Audio Version

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Last Speech (April 11, 1865)

Contributing Editors for this page include Adam Grant Kelley, Greg O’Reilly and Ben Widner Ranking #38 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.” Audio

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Letter to Erastus Corning and Others (June 12, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Tammie Senders Ranking #39 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The man who stands by and says nothing, when the peril of his government is discussed, can not be

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Letter to James Conkling (August 26, 1863)

Ranking #40 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Read “Abraham Lincoln to James C. Conkling” by Abraham Lincoln on Poetry Genius   Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, August 26, 1863 Custom Map

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Presidential Proclamation (April 15, 1861)

Ranking #41 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Whereas, the laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed, in the States of South Carolina,

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Presidential Proclamation (April 19, 1861)

Ranking #42 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States … have further deemed it advisable to set on foot a blockade of the ports within the States

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Fragment on Stephen Douglas (December 1, 1856)

Ranking #43 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “With me, the race of ambition has been a failure—a flat failure; with him it has been one of splendid success.” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily

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Letter to George McClellan (October 13, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Brian Elsner and Susan Segal Ranking #44 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context. George Brinton McClellan was appointed the Commander of the Army of the Potomac in 1861 and

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Letter to Lyman Trumbull (December 10, 1860)

Contributing Editors for this page include Annemarie Gray and Susan Williams Phelps Ranking #45 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Stand firm. The tug has to come, & better now, than any time hereafter.”  Audio

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Letter to Mary Speed (September 27, 1841)

Contributing Editors for this page include Mary Beth Donnelly Ranking #46 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “A gentleman had purchased twelve negroes in different parts of Kentucky and was taking them to a farm

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Letter to Orville Browning (September 22, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Ana Kean and Leah Miller Ranking #47 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “That you should object to my adhering to a law, which you had assisted in making,

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Autobiography Written for John Scripps (June 1, 1860)

Ranking #48 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809, then in Hardin, now in the more recently formed county of Larue, Kentucky.” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily

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Reply to Emancipation Memorial (September 13, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jamie Sharpe Ranking #49 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “What good would a proclamation of emancipation from me do, especially as we are now situated? I do not

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Fragment on the Constitution (January 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Rob O’Keefe Ranking #50 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “All this is not the result of accident. It has a philosophical cause. Without the Constitution and the Union,

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