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Response to Serenade (July 7, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Emily Weiss Ranking #86 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “How long ago is it?—eighty odd years—since on the Fourth of July for the first time in the history

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Letter to George Meade (July 14, 1863)

Contributing Editors for this page include Susan Segal  Ranking #87 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “Again, my dear general, I do not believe you appreciate the magnitude of the misfortune involved in Lee’s escape.

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Letter to Mary Lincoln (September 21, 1863)

Ranking #89 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “The air is so clear and cool, and apparantly healthy, that I would be glad for you to come. Nothing very particular, but I would be glad

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Letter to Union Delegation (June 9, 1864)

Contributing Editors for this page include Rhonda Webb Ranking #90 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I

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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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Letter to Eliza Browning (April 1, 1838)

Ranking #92 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “In a few days we had an interview, and although I had seen her before, she did not look as my immagination had pictured her. I knew

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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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Letter to Fanny McCullough (December 23, 1862)

Ranking #99 on the list of 150 Most Teachable Lincoln Documents Annotated Transcript “It is with deep grief that I learn of the death of your kind and brave Father; and, especially, that it is affecting your young heart beyond

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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 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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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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