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Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Brenda Klawonn and Sarah Turpin Ranking #1 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context: There are five versions of the Gettysburg Address in Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting. The so-called “Bliss Copy”

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Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863)

Ranking #2 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context: The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 culminated more than eighteen months of heated policy debates in Washington over how to prevent Confederates from using slavery to

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Letter to Horace Greeley (August 22, 1862)

Ranking #4 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context: Horace Greeley published an angry open “letter” to President Lincoln in the pages of his newspaper, the New York Tribune, on August 20, 1862. Greeley was upset

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Letter to Albert Hodges (April 4, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Leah Miller Ranking #7 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “You asked me to put in writing….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, April 4, 1864 Image

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Letter to Reverdy Johnson (July 26, 1862)

Ranking #14 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I am a patient man….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, July 26, 1862 Image Gallery Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding Lincoln: Letter to Reverdy

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First Draft of Emancipation (July 22, 1862)

Ranking #17 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “In pursuance of the sixth section of the act of congress….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, July 22, 1862 Image Gallery  Close Readings Matthew

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Presidential Proclamation (September 22, 1862)

Ranking #33 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “That on the first day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state,

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Letter to James Conkling (August 26, 1863)

Ranking #40 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Read “Abraham Lincoln to James C. Conkling” by Abraham Lincoln on Poetry Genius   Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, August 26, 1863 Custom Map

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Letter to Orville Browning (September 22, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Ana Kean and Leah Miller Ranking #47 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “That you should object to my adhering to a law, which you had assisted in making,

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Reply to Emancipation Memorial (September 13, 1862)

Ranking #49 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “What good would a proclamation of emancipation from me do, especially as we are now situated? I do not want to issue a document that the whole

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Letter to John Fremont (September 2, 1861)

Ranking #57 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Two points in your proclamation of August 30th give me some anxiety.” On This Date HD Daily Report, September 2, 1861 Custom Map View in Larger Map

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Annual Message (December 1, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Gary Emerson Ranking #60 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves.” On This

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Presidential Proclamation (May 19, 1862)

Ranking #65 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I, Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States, proclaim and declare, that the government of the United States, had no knowledge, information, or belief, of an intention

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Remarks on Colonization (August 14, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Marsha Greco and Adam Grant Kelley Ranking #66 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “This afternoon the President of the United States gave audience to a Committee of colored

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Letter to Salmon Chase (September 2, 1863)

Ranking #68 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Knowing your great anxiety that the emancipation proclamation shall now be applied to certain parts of Virginia and Louisiana which were exempted from it last January, I

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Letter to Hannibal Hamlin (September 28, 1862)

Ranking #85 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The North responds to the proclamation sufficiently in breath; but breath alone kills no rebels.” On This Date HD Daily Report, September 28, 1862 Custom Map View

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Annual Message (December 8, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Emily Weiss Ranking #88 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…When Congress assembled a year ago the war had already lasted nearly twenty months, and there had been many

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Letter to John Dix (January 14, 1863)

Ranking #104 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The proclamation has been issued. We were not succeeding—at best, were progressing too slowly—without it. Now, that we have it, and bear all the disadvantage of it,

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Letter to Cuthbert Bullitt (July 28, 1862)

Ranking #112 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “If they will not do this, if they prefer to hazard all for the sake of destroying the government, it is for them to consider whether it

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Reply to Workingmen of Manchester (January 19, 1863)

Ranking #114 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I have understood well that the duty of self-preservation rests solely with the American people. But I have at the same time been aware that favor or

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Letter to Andrew Johnson (September 11, 1863)

Ranking #119 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “All Tennessee is now clear of armed insurrectionists. You need not to be reminded that it is the nick of time for re-inaugerating a loyal State government.

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Annual Message (December 3, 1861)

Ranking #127 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript “From the first taking of our national census to the last are seventy years; and we find our population at the end of the period eight

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Letter to Nathaniel Banks (August 5, 1863)

Ranking #145 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “While I very well know what I would be glad for Louisiana to do, it is quite a different thing for me to assume direction of the

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