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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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Letter to Union Delegation (June 9, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Rhonda Webb Ranking #90 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I

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Posted in Savior of the Union

Letter to Eliza Browning (April 1, 1838)

Ranking #92 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “In a few days we had an interview, and although I had seen her before, she did not look as my immagination had pictured her. I knew

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Letter to Ulysses Grant (July 13, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michael LoSasso and Michael Van Wambeke Ranking #118 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My Dear General: I do not remember that you and I ever met personally. I write

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Letter to William Sherman (December 26, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Andrew Villwock and Rhonda Webb Ranking #120 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Many, many, thanks for your Christmas-gift—the capture of Savannah. When you were about leaving Atlanta for the

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Address to PA House of Representatives (February 22, 1861)

Ranking #126 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “They had arranged it so that I was given the honor of raising it to the head of its staff [applause]; and when it went up, I

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Letter to James Hackett (November 2, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Andrew Villwock Ranking #132 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My note to you I certainly did not expect to see in print; yet I have not been much

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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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Remarks to 166th Ohio Regiment (August 22, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Andrew Villwock Ranking #150 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House.”  On This Date HD Daily Report, August 22, 1864 Close

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