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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 Joshua Speed (February 25, 1842)

Ranking #78 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I tell you, Speed, our forebodings, for which you and I are rather peculiar, are all the worst sort of nonsense.” On This Date HD Daily Report,

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Letter to Mary Owens (August 16, 1837)

Ranking #91 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I want in all cases to do right, and most particularly so, in all cases with women. I want, at this particular time, more than any thing

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Letter to John Stuart (January 23, 1841)

Ranking #101 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face

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Letter to Andrew Johnston With Poem (April 18, 1846)

Ranking #134 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My childhood’s home I see again,   And sadden with the view; And still, as memory crowds my brain, There’s pleasure in it too.” On This Date

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