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Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863)

Ranking #2 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context: The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 culminated more than eighteen months of heated policy debates in Washington over how to prevent Confederates from using slavery to

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House Divided Speech (June 16, 1858)

Ranking #6 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “If we could first know where we are….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, June 16, 1858 Image Gallery   Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding

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Letter to Albert Hodges (April 4, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Leah Miller Ranking #7 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “You asked me to put in writing….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, April 4, 1864 Image

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First Draft of Emancipation (July 22, 1862)

Ranking #17 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “In pursuance of the sixth section of the act of congress….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, July 22, 1862 Image Gallery  Close Readings Matthew

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Letter to Williamson Durley (October 3, 1845)

Ranking #23 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “But I will not argue farther….” Audio Version On This Date <ahref=”http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/panel/this_date/1845-10-03″>HD Daily Report, October 3, 1845 Image Gallery Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding Lincoln: Letter to

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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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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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Reply to Emancipation Memorial (September 13, 1862)

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 want to issue a document that the whole

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Slavery Protest (March 3, 1837)

Ranking #53 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “They believe that the institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad policy; but that the promulgation of abolition doctrines tends rather to increase than

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Letter to John Fremont (September 2, 1861)

Ranking #57 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Two points in your proclamation of August 30th give me some anxiety.” On This Date HD Daily Report, September 2, 1861 Custom Map View in Larger Map

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Presidential Proclamation (May 19, 1862)

Ranking #65 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I, Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, proclaim and declare, that the government of the United States, had no knowledge, information, or belief, of an intention

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Remarks on Colonization (August 14, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Marsha Greco, Adam Grant Kelley and Katie Kilker Ranking #66 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “This afternoon the President of the United States gave audience to a Committee

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Letter to Salmon Chase (September 2, 1863)

Ranking #68 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Knowing your great anxiety that the emancipation proclamation shall now be applied to certain parts of Virginia and Louisiana which were exempted from it last January, I

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Letter to Michael Hahn (March 13, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Adam Grant Kelley Ranking #72 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I barely suggest for your private consideration, whether some of the colored people may not be let in—as,

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Peoria Speech (October 16, 1854)

Contributing Editors for this page include Marsha Greco, Kory Loyola, and Cynthia Smith Ranking #75 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “And, as this subject is no other, than part and parcel of the larger

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Letter to Hannibal Hamlin (September 28, 1862)

Ranking #85 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The North responds to the proclamation sufficiently in breath; but breath alone kills no rebels.” On This Date HD Daily Report, September 28, 1862 Custom Map View

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Letter to John Dix (January 14, 1863)

Ranking #104 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The proclamation has been issued. We were not succeeding—at best, were progressing too slowly—without it. Now, that we have it, and bear all the disadvantage of it,

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