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Second Debate with Douglas (August 27, 1858)

Ranking #27 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I now propose that I will answer any of the interrogatories, upon condition that he will answer questions from me not exceeding the same number.” Audio Version

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Third Debate with Douglas (September 15, 1858)

Ranking #28 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “There is very much in the principles that Judge Douglas has here enunciated that I most cordially approve, and over which I shall have no controversy with

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Fifth Debate with Douglas (October 7, 1858)

Ranking #30 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Now a few words in regard to these extracts from speeches of mine, which Judge Douglas has read to you, and which he supposes are in very

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Sixth Debate with Douglas (October 13, 1858)

Ranking #31 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I will say now that there is a sentiment in the country contrary to me-a sentiment which holds that slavery is not wrong, and therefore it goes

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Seventh Debate with Douglas (October 15, 1858)

Ranking #32 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle

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Letter to Charles Ray (June 27, 1858)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jim Coe Ranking #37 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “How in God’s name do you let such paragraphs into the Tribune, as the enclosed cut from that paper

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Letter to James Conkling (August 26, 1863)

Contributing editors for this page include Jennifer Staub 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

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Presidential Proclamation (April 15, 1861)

Contributing Editors for this page include Daniel Caudle Ranking #41 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Whereas, the laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed, and the execution

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Presidential Proclamation (April 19, 1861)

Ranking #42 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States … have further deemed it advisable to set on foot a blockade of the ports within the States

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Fragment on Stephen Douglas (December 1, 1856)

Ranking #43 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “With me, the race of ambition has been a failure—a flat failure; with him it has been one of splendid success.” Audio Version On This Date [Editorial Note:

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Copybook Verses (1824-1826)

Contributing editors for this page include Mike Capps Ranking #52 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Abraham Lincoln his hand and pen he will be good but god knows When Close Readings Mike Capps, “Understanding Lincoln”

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Plan of Campaign (August, 1840)

Ranking #54 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript 1st. Appoint one person in each county as county captain, and take his pledge to perform promptly all the duties assigned him. On This Date [Editorial Note:

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Letter to Lorenzo Thomas (November 7, 1861)

Ranking #58 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “First. We need all the educated military talent we can get.” On This Date HD Daily Report, November 7, 1861 The Lincoln Log, November 7, 1861 Custom

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Letter to William Herndon (June 12, 1848)

Contributing editors for this page include James Duncan Ranking #61 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “On my return from Philadelphia, where I had been attending the nomination of “Old Rough”—I found your letter in

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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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Letter to Carl Schurz (November 10, 1862)

Ranking #67 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “We have lost the elections; and it is natural that each of us will believe, and say, it has been because his peculiar views was not made

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Letter to Salmon Chase (September 2, 1863)

Contributing editors for this page include Lisa Staup 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

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Proclamation of Thanksgiving (October 3, 1863)

Ranking #69 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.” On This Date HD Daily Report, October

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Speech Concerning the State Bank (January 11, 1837)

Contributing editors for this page include Matthew Heys Ranking #76 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Mr. Chairman, this movement is exclusively the work of politicians; a set of men who have interests aside from

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Letter to Andrew McCormick (January 1, 1841)

Ranking #77 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “For Heaven’s sake, for your friends sake, for the sake of the recollection of all the hard battles we have heretofore fought shoulder, to shoulder, do not

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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 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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First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions (April 6, 1858)

Ranking #80 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship. This improvement, he effects by Discoveries, and Inventions.” On

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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 The Lincoln Log, July 16, 1860

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Letter to William Kellogg (December 11, 1860)

Ranking #83 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Douglas is sure to be again trying to bring in his ‘Pop. Sov.’ Have none of it. The tug has to come & better now than later.”

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