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May 22, 1849
Lincoln is granted a patent on a device to lift boats over shoals.

May 23, 1860
Lincoln writes a formal acceptance of his presidential nomination by the Republican party.

May 25, 1861
In the White House East Room President Lincoln and his family attend the funeral of Colonel E.E. Ellsworth, who was assassinated the day before in Alexandria, Virginia.

Today in Lincoln's Life

Lincoln's Words
"The struggle of today, is not altogether for today -- it is for a vast future also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devolved upon us."
--Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861

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