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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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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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Fragment on the Constitution (January 1861)

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, we could not have attained the result; but even

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Copybook Verses (1824-1826)

Ranking #52 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Abraham Lincoln his hand and pen he will be good but god knows When Custom Map View in Larger Map NOTE TO READERS This page is under construction

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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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Plan of Campaign (August, 1840)

Ranking #54 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript 1st. Appoint one person in each county as county captain, and take his pledge to perform promptly all the duties assigned him. On This Date HD Daily

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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 William Seward (April 1, 1861)

Ranking #56 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Since parting with you I have been considering your paper dated this day, and entitled ‘Some thoughts for the President’s consideration.’ The first proposition in it is,

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Letter to William Herndon (June 12, 1848)

Ranking #61 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “On my return from Philadelphia, where I had been attending the nomination of “Old Rough”—I found your letter in a mass of others, which had accumulated in

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Eulogy on Henry Clay (July 6, 1852)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jin Hong and Kory Loyola Ranking #62 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Ranking #150 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Mr. Clay’s predominant sentiment, from first

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Speech at Republican Banquet (December 10, 1856)

Contributing Editors for this page include Kory Loyola Ranking #63 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Ranking #150 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change

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Farewell Address (February 11, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michelle Grasso and Brenda Klawonn Ranking #64 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My friends—No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting.”

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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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Speech Concerning the State Bank (January 11, 1837)

Ranking #76 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Mr. Chairman, this movement is exclusively the work of politicians; a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people, and who, to

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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 Joshua Speed (February 25, 1842)

Ranking #78 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I tell you, Speed, our forebodings, for which you and I are rather peculiar, are all the worst sort of nonsense.” On This Date HD Daily Report,

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Letter to Joshua Speed (October 5, 1842)

Ranking #79 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “You have heard of my duel with Shields, and I have now to inform you that the duelling business still rages in this city.” On This Date

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First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions (April 6, 1858)

Ranking #80 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship. This improvement, he effects by Discoveries, and Inventions.” On

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Definition of Democracy (August 1, 1858)

Contributing Editors for this page include Canada Snyder Ranking #81 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of

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Instructions for John Nicolay (July 16, 1860)

Ranking #82 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Tell him my motto is “Fairness to all,” But commit me to nothing.” On This Date HD Daily Report, July 16, 1860 Custom Map View in Larger Map

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Letter to William Kellogg (December 11, 1860)

Ranking #83 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Douglas is sure to be again trying to bring in his ‘Pop. Sov.’ Have none of it. The tug has to come & better now than later.”

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Letter to Mary Owens (August 16, 1837)

Ranking #91 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I want in all cases to do right, and most particularly so, in all cases with women. I want, at this particular time, more than any thing

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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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To John Johnston (December 24, 1848)

Ranking #93 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Your request for eighty dollars, I do not think it best, to comply with now. At the various times when I have helped you a little, you

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Letter to Elihu Washburne (February 9, 1855)

Ranking #94 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The agony is over at last; and the result you doubtless know. I write this only to give you some particulars to explain what might appear difficult

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