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Letter to Jesse Norton (February 16, 1855)

Ranking #95 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I have now been beaten one day over a week; and I am very happy to find myself quite convalescent.” On This Date HD Daily Report, February

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Letter to Owen Lovejoy (August 11, 1855)

Contributing editors for this page include James Duncan Ranking #96 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Know-nothingism has not yet entirely tumbled to pieces—nay, it is even a little encouraged by the late elections in

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Letter to Alexander McClure (August 30, 1860)

Ranking #97 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “When you say you are organizing every election district, do you mean to include the idea that you are ‘canvassing’ – ‘counting noses?’” On This Date HD

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Letter to John Stuart (January 23, 1841)

Ranking #101 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face

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Fragment on Niagara Falls (September 25, 1848)

Contributing Editors for this page include Bob Frey Ranking #102 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Niagara-Falls! By what mysterious power is it that millions and millions, are drawn from all parts of the world,

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Fragment on Government (July 1, 1854)

Ranking #103 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can

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Letter to Fillmore Men (September 8, 1856)

Ranking #105 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I understand you are a Fillmore man. Let me prove to you that every vote withheld from Fremont, and given to Fillmore, in this state, actually lessens Fillmore’s

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Speech at Columbus (September 16, 1859)

Ranking #106 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…The Giant himself has been here recently. [Laughter.] I have seen a brief report of his speech. If it were otherwise unpleasant to me to introduce the

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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)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jim Coe 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

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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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Address to Washington Temperance Society (February 22, 1842)

Ranking #121 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…Although the Temperance cause has been in progress for near twenty years, it is apparent to all, that it is, just now, being crowned with a degree of

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Application for Patent (March 10, 1849)

Ranking #122 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript “…To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Abraham Lincoln, of Springfield, in the county of Sangamon, in the state of Illinois, have invented

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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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Letter to Ichabod Codding (November 27, 1854)

Ranking #124 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Your note of the 13th. requesting my attendance of the Republican State Central Committee, on the 17th. Inst. at Chicago, was, owing to my absence from home,

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Letter to E. Stafford (March 17, 1860)

Ranking #125 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Thanking you very sincerely for your kind purposes toward me, I am compelled to say the money part of the arrangement you propose is, with me, an

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Address to PA House of Representatives (February 22, 1861)

Ranking #126 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “They had arranged it so that I was given the honor of raising it to the head of its staff [applause]; and when it went up, I

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Letter to John Clayton (July 28, 1849)

Ranking #130 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The appointments need be no better than they have been, but the public must be brought to understand, that they are the President’s appointments. He must occasionally

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Campaign Circular (March 4, 1843)

Contributing editors for this page include Adam Sonstroem Ranking #133 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript ” …That ‘union is strength’ is a truth that has been known, illustrated and declared, in various ways and forms

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Letter to Andrew Johnston With Poem (April 18, 1846)

Contributing Editors for this page include Todd Jansson Ranking #134 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My childhood’s home I see again,   And sadden with the view; And still, as memory crowds my brain,

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Speech at River and Harbor Convention (July 6, 1847)

Ranking #135 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I had supposed that it was not proper for me, residing in Illinois, to occupy the time of the Convention in making a speech.  I will, however,

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Letter to Joseph Underwood (June 3, 1849)

Ranking #136 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Mr. B. though entirely competent, so far as I know, is not recommended by any citizen of this state directly for the office, and we feel that should

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Letter to Richard Oglesby (September 8, 1854)

Contributing Editors for this page include Chris Jaax Ranking #137 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Other things being equal, I would much prefer a temperate man, to an intemperate one; still I do not

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Letter to Joshua Speed (August 24, 1855)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jonas Sherr Ranking #138 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the

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