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Letter to Horace Greeley (August 22, 1862)

Ranking #4 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context: Horace Greeley published an angry open “letter” to President Lincoln in the pages of his newspaper, the New York Tribune, on August 20, 1862. Greeley was upset

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Letter to Reverdy Johnson (July 26, 1862)

Ranking #14 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I am a patient man….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, July 26, 1862 Image Gallery Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding Lincoln: Letter to Reverdy

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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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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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Letter to George McClellan (October 25, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Brian Elsner Ranking #51 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the battle of Antietam

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Speech on War With Mexico (January 12, 1848)

Contributing Editors for this page include Cynthia Smith Ranking #55 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “When the war began, it way my opinion that all those who, because of knowing too little, or because of

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Letter to Andrew McCormick (January 1, 1841)

Ranking #77 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “For Heaven’s sake, for your friends sake, for the sake of the recollection of all the hard battles we have heretofore fought shoulder, to shoulder, do not

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Letter to David Hunter (December 31, 1861)

Ranking #84 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Yours of the 23rd. is received; and I am constrained to say it is difficult to answer so ugly a letter in good temper.” On This Date

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Letter to George Meade (July 14, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Segal  Ranking #87 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Again, my dear general, I do not believe you appreciate the magnitude of the misfortune involved in Lee’s escape.

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Letter to Eliza Browning (April 1, 1838)

Contributing Editors for this page include Brian Kellett and Jesse O’Neill Ranking #92 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “In a few days we had an interview, and although I had seen her before, she

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Letter to Stephen Douglas (July 29, 1858)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michael Normant Ranking #107 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Yours of the 24th. in relation to an arrangement to divide time and address the same audiences, is received;

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Letter to Thomas Corwin (October 9, 1859)

Ranking #108 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript We must have though a man who recognizes the slavery issue as being the living issue of the day; who does not hesitate to declare slavery

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Letter to John Gilmer (December 15, 1860)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Williams Phelps Ranking #109 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “May I be pardoned if I ask whether even you have ever attempted to procure the reading of

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Letter to Henry Raymond (December 18, 1860)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Williams Phelps Ranking #110 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Yours of the 14th. is received. What a very mad-man your correspondent, Smedes is. Mr. Lincoln is not

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Letter to Cuthbert Bullitt (July 28, 1862)

Ranking #112 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “If they will not do this, if they prefer to hazard all for the sake of destroying the government, it is for them to consider whether it

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