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May 22, 1849
Lincoln is granted a patent on a device for lifting boats over shoals.

May 23, 1862
Lincoln formally accepts the nomination for president by the Republican Party.

May 25, 1861
President and Mrs. Lincoln host a White House funeral for their friend Colonel Elmer 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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  • June 24 Ford's Theatre Tour, Washington, DC

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