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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 Custom Map View in Larger Map

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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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Letter to Ulysses Grant (July 13, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Michael LoSasso and Michael Van Wambeke Ranking #118 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My Dear General: I do not remember that you and I ever met personally. I write

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Letter to Andrew Johnson (September 11, 1863)

Ranking #119 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “All Tennessee is now clear of armed insurrectionists. You need not to be reminded that it is the nick of time for re-inaugerating a loyal State government.

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Letter to William Sherman (December 26, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Andrew Villwock and Rhonda Webb Ranking #120 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Many, many, thanks for your Christmas-gift—the capture of Savannah. When you were about leaving Atlanta for the

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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 the King of Siam (February 3, 1862)

Ranking #128 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I appreciate most highly Your Majesty’s tender of good offices in forwarding to this Government a stock from which a supply of elephants might be raised on

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Letter to George McClellan (April 9, 1862)

Contributing Editors for this page include Brian Elsner and Michael Van Wambeke Ranking #129 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I beg to assure you that I have never written you, or spoken to you,

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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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Letter to James Hackett (November 2, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Andrew Villwock Ranking #132 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “My note to you I certainly did not expect to see in print; yet I have not been much

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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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Letter to Horatio Seymour (August 7, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Segal Ranking #147 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “…I do not object to abide a decision of the United States Supreme Court, or of the judges thereof,

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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 “You are quite right, as to the importance to us, for its bearing upon Europe, that we should achieve military successes; and the same is true for

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Remarks to 166th Ohio Regiment (August 22, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Andrew Villwock Ranking #150 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House.”  On This Date HD Daily Report, August 22, 1864 Close

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