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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 Grace Bedell (October 19, 1860)

Ranking #10 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My dear little Miss….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, October 19, 1860 Image Gallery   Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding Lincoln: Letter to Grace

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Letter to Mary Todd Lincoln (April 16, 1848)

Ranking #12 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “In this troublesome world, we are never quite satisfied….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, April 16, 1848 Image Gallery Close Readings Matthew Pinsker: Understanding

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Letter to Ulysses S Grant (January 19, 1865)

Ranking #24 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Please read and answer this letter as though I was not President, but only a friend….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, January 19, 1865

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Letter to John Johnston (January 12, 1851)

Ranking #25 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  Abraham Lincoln grew up in what we call today a blended family. His mother Nancy died when his sister Sarah was eleven and he was only

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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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Farewell Address (February 11, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michelle Grasso and Brenda Klawonn Ranking #64 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My friends—No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting.”

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Letter to Joshua Speed (October 5, 1842)

Ranking #79 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “You have heard of my duel with Shields, and I have now to inform you that the duelling business still rages in this city.” On This Date

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Letter to Mary Lincoln (September 21, 1863)

Ranking #89 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The air is so clear and cool, and apparantly healthy, that I would be glad for you to come. Nothing very particular, but I would be glad

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To John Johnston (December 24, 1848)

Ranking #93 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Your request for eighty dollars, I do not think it best, to comply with now. At the various times when I have helped you a little, you

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Letter to Mary Lincoln (June 16, 1863)

Ranking #117 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “It is a matter of choice with yourself whether you come home. There is no reason why you should not, that did not exist when you went

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Letter to Mary Lincoln (March 4, 1860)

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 me– On Thursday they went with me to

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