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August 21, 1858
The first Lincoln-Douglas debate takes place in Ottawa, Illinois.

August 22, 1862
President Lincoln writes a now-famous letter to Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune.

August 25, 1835
Lincoln's friend and reputed sweetheart, Ann Rutledge, dies at age 22 in Sangamon County, Illinois.

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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  • September 22 Lincoln Lecture, Easton, MA
  • September 22 Escape Route Tour, Washington, DC Area
  • September 28 Grand Soiree, Lincoln, IL
  • September 29 Lincoln Colloquium, Indianapolis, IN

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