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Abraham Lincoln Papers

presents Lincoln's draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, his second inaugural address, an 1864 memo expressing his expectation of being defeated for re-election, and more than 70,000 other images and transcriptions of letters, speeches, and writings from the 1850s through his presidency (1860-65). (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin," President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Nine hours later, at 7:22 AM on April 15th, Lincoln died.
Composite image of Abraham Lincoln and a letter he wrote to Albert G. Hodges, editor of the Frankfort, KY, 'Commonwealth,' April 4, 1864.

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