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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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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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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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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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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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Letter to James Hackett (August 17, 1863)

Ranking #131 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Some of Shakspeare’s plays I have never read; while others I have gone over perhaps as frequently as any unprofessional reader. Among the latter are Lear, Richard

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