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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 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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Posted in The Railsplitter

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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Posted in Great Emancipator

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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Posted in Savior of the Union

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 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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Letter to Mary Lincoln (March 4, 1860)

Contributing Editors for this page include Christopher Watson Ranking #140 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Dear Wife: When I wrote you before I was just starting on a little speech-making tour, taking the boys with

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Posted in Father Abraham

Letter to Samuel Galloway (March 24, 1860)

Ranking #141 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My name is new in the field; and I suppose I am not the first choice of a very great many. Our policy, then, is to give

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Endorsement (May 17, 1860)

Ranking #142 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I agree with Seward in his ‘Irrepressible Conflict,’  but I do not endorse his ‘Higher Law’ doctrine. Make no contracts that will bind me.” On This Date HD

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Letter to Abraham Jonas (July 21, 1860)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jonas Sherr Ranking #144 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I suppose as good, or even better, men than I may have been in American, or Know-Nothing lodges; but

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