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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 Richard Yates (August 18, 1854)

Ranking #15 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  In the summer of 1854, Abraham Lincoln was a 45-year-old attorney and former one-term US congressman living in Springfield, Illinois. However, in this letter to Richard

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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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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 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 Richard Oglesby (September 8, 1854)

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 make my vote depend absolutely upon the question

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