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Autobiographical Sketch (December 20, 1859)

Ranking #5 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  In December 1859, Abraham Lincoln drafted his first extensive autobiographical narrative, a roughly 600-word sketch prepared at the request of an old friend and Republican newspaper

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Letter to Norman Judd (October 20, 1858)

Ranking #9 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  Toward the end of the 1858 campaign, Abraham Lincoln worried about election fraud. In this letter, he addressed the issue by warning Republican state party chairman

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Letter to Joseph Hooker (January 26, 1863)

Ranking #13 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, January 26, 1863 Image Gallery  

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First Campaign Statement (March 9, 1832)

Ranking #18 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  Abraham Lincoln was twenty-three-years-old and working as a clerk in a store in the small village of New Salem, Illinois (situated about 20 miles north of

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Lyceum Address (January 27, 1838)

Ranking #19 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  In the fall of 1837, an abolitionist newspaper editor named Elijah Lovejoy was murdered by a pro-slavery mob while trying to defend himself and his printing

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Letter to William Herndon (July 10, 1848)

Ranking #22 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  In this letter to his law partner written from Washington, Congressman Lincoln offered advice about how to get ahead. William H. Herndon was about a decade

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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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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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Letter to Jonathan Scammon (November 10, 1854)

Ranking #123 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript Some partial friends are for me for the U.S. Senate; and it would be very foolish, and very false, for me to deny that I would

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