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Letter to E. Stafford (March 17, 1860)

Ranking #125 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Thanking you very sincerely for your kind purposes toward me, I am compelled to say the money part of the arrangement you propose is, with me, an

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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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Annual Message (December 3, 1861)

Ranking #127 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents   Annotated Transcript “From the first taking of our national census to the last are seventy years; and we find our population at the end of the period eight

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Letter to John Clayton (July 28, 1849)

Ranking #130 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The appointments need be no better than they have been, but the public must be brought to understand, that they are the President’s appointments. He must occasionally

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Letter to James Hackett (August 17, 1863)

Ranking #131 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Some of Shakspeare’s plays I have never read; while others I have gone over perhaps as frequently as any unprofessional reader. Among the latter are Lear, Richard

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Campaign Circular (March 4, 1843)

Contributing editors for this page include Adam Sonstroem Ranking #133 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript ” …That ‘union is strength’ is a truth that has been known, illustrated and declared, in various ways and forms

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

Contributing Editors for this page include Todd Jansson 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,

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Speech at River and Harbor Convention (July 6, 1847)

Ranking #135 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I had supposed that it was not proper for me, residing in Illinois, to occupy the time of the Convention in making a speech.  I will, however,

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Letter to Joseph Underwood (June 3, 1849)

Ranking #136 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Mr. B. though entirely competent, so far as I know, is not recommended by any citizen of this state directly for the office, and we feel that should

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Letter to Samuel Galloway (March 24, 1860)

Ranking #141 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My name is new in the field; and I suppose I am not the first choice of a very great many. Our policy, then, is to give

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Endorsement (May 17, 1860)

Ranking #142 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I agree with Seward in his ‘Irrepressible Conflict,’  but I do not endorse his ‘Higher Law’ doctrine. Make no contracts that will bind me.” On This Date HD

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To Whom It May Concern (November 1, 1862)

Ranking #143 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Capt. Derrickson, with his company, has been, for some time keeping guard at my residence, now at the Soldiers Retreat. He, and his Company are very agreeable

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Letter to Nathaniel Banks (August 5, 1863)

Ranking #145 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “While I very well know what I would be glad for Louisiana to do, it is quite a different thing for me to assume direction of the

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Letter to Isaac Arnold (May 26, 1863)

Ranking #146 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Without claiming to be your superior, which I do not, my position enables me to understand my duty in all these matters better than you possibly can,

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Address to New Jersey Senate (February 21, 1861)

Ranking #148 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “May I be pardoned if, upon this occasion, I mention that away back in my childhood, the earliest days of my being able to read, I got

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Letter to Agenor-Etienne de Gasparin (August 4, 1862)

Ranking #149 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  President Lincoln wrote this careful note to French writer Agenor-Etienne de Gasparin after receiving multiple letters from him as well as a copy of his translated

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