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The Lincoln Legal Papers

documents Lincoln's active and successful professional life as a lawyer before he moved to Washington, D.C. in 1861. The site's editors will select, annotate, and transcribe material from 96,386 documents related to the 5,669 legal cases and activities of Lincoln's varied legal career. (Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, National Endowment for the Humanities)

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