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Autobiographical Sketch (December 20, 1859)

Ranking #5 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  In December 1859, Abraham Lincoln drafted his first extensive autobiographical narrative, a roughly 600-word sketch prepared at the request of an old friend and Republican newspaper

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Blind Memorandum (August 23, 1864)

Ranking #8 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “This morning, as for some days past, it seems exceedingly probable that this Administration will not be re-elected….” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily Report, August

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Notes for a Law Lecture (July 1, 1850)

Ranking #21 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript Context.  The editors of Abraham Lincoln’s Collected Works have tentatively dated this fragment found in his papers as July 1, 1850. It appears to have been the

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Meditation on Divine Will (September 2, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Mary Beth Donnelly, Michelle Grasso, and Marsha Greco Ranking #35 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act

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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 HD Daily

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Autobiography Written for John Scripps (June 1, 1860)

Ranking #48 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809, then in Hardin, now in the more recently formed county of Larue, Kentucky.” Audio Version On This Date HD Daily

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Fragment on the Constitution (January 1861)

Ranking #50 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “All this is not the result of accident. It has a philosophical cause. Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even

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Copybook Verses (1824-1826)

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 Custom Map View in Larger Map NOTE TO READERS This page is under construction

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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 HD Daily

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Definition of Democracy (August 1, 1858)

Contributing Editors for this page include Canada Snyder Ranking #81 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of

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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 Custom Map View in Larger Map

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Fragment on Niagara Falls (September 25, 1848)

Contributing Editors for this page include Bob Frey Ranking #102 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Niagara-Falls! By what mysterious power is it that millions and millions, are drawn from all parts of the world,

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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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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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