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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 The Lincoln Log,

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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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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 Elihu Washburne (February 9, 1855)

Ranking #94 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The agony is over at last; and the result you doubtless know. I write this only to give you some particulars to explain what might appear difficult

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Letter to Jesse Norton (February 16, 1855)

Ranking #95 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I have now been beaten one day over a week; and I am very happy to find myself quite convalescent.” On This Date HD Daily Report, February

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Letter to Owen Lovejoy (August 11, 1855)

Contributing editors for this page include James Duncan Ranking #96 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Know-nothingism has not yet entirely tumbled to pieces—nay, it is even a little encouraged by the late elections in

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Letter to Alexander McClure (August 30, 1860)

Ranking #97 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “When you say you are organizing every election district, do you mean to include the idea that you are ‘canvassing’ – ‘counting noses?’” On This Date HD

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Letter to Don Buell (January 13, 1862)

Ranking #98 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “With this preliminary, I state my general idea of this war to be that we have the greater numbers, and the enemy has the greater facility of

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Annual Message (December 6, 1864)

Ranking #100 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “… At the last session of Congress a proposed amendment of the Constitution abolishing slavery throughout the United States, passed the Senate, but failed for lack of

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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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Fragment on Government (July 1, 1854)

Ranking #103 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can

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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 Fillmore Men (September 8, 1856)

Ranking #105 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I understand you are a Fillmore man. Let me prove to you that every vote withheld from Fremont, and given to Fillmore, in this state, actually lessens Fillmore’s

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Speech at Columbus (September 16, 1859)

Ranking #106 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…The Giant himself has been here recently. [Laughter.] I have seen a brief report of his speech. If it were otherwise unpleasant to me to introduce the

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Letter to Thomas Corwin (October 9, 1859)

Contributing Editors for this page include Jim Coe Ranking #108 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript We must have though a man who recognizes the slavery issue as being the living issue of the

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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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Letter to Henry Sibley (December 6, 1862)

Ranking #113 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Ordered that of the Indians and Half-breeds sentenced to be hanged by the Military Commission, composed of Colonel Crooks, Lt. Colonel Marshall, Captain Grant, Captain Bailey, and

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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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Remarks to Indians (March 27, 1863)

Ranking #115 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “You have all spoken of the strange sights you see here, among your pale-faced brethren; the very great number of people that you see; the big wigwams;

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Telegram to Joseph Hooker (June 10, 1863)

Ranking #116 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I think Lee’s Army, and not Richmond, is your true objective point.” On This Date HD Daily Report, June 10, 1863 The Lincoln Log, June 10, 1863

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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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Address to Washington Temperance Society (February 22, 1842)

Ranking #121 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…Although the Temperance cause has been in progress for near twenty years, it is apparent to all, that it is, just now, being crowned with a degree of

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Application for Patent (March 10, 1849)

Ranking #122 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript “…To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Abraham Lincoln, of Springfield, in the county of Sangamon, in the state of Illinois, have invented

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Letter to Jonathan Scammon (November 10, 1854)

Ranking #123 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript Some partial friends are for me for the U.S. Senate; and it would be very foolish, and very false, for me to deny that I would

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Letter to Ichabod Codding (November 27, 1854)

Ranking #124 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Your note of the 13th. requesting my attendance of the Republican State Central Committee, on the 17th. Inst. at Chicago, was, owing to my absence from home,

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