Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865
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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865

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  • The Project Gutenberg eBook, Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865, by Abraham Lincoln, Edited by Merwin Roe
    • E-text prepared by Melanie Lybarger, Suzanne Lybarger, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team
  • SPEECHES & LETTERS of ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1832-1865
    • EDITED BY MERWIN ROE
    • INTRODUCTION
    • CONTENTS
      • APPENDIX
    • APPENDIX
    • PUBLISHERS' NOTE
  • LINCOLN'S SPEECHES AND LETTERS
    • Lincoln's First Public Speech. From an Address to the People of Sangamon County. March 9, 1832
    • Letter to Colonel Robert Allen. June 21, 1836
    • Lincoln's Opinion on Universal Suffrage. From a Letter published in the Sangamon "Journal." June 13, 1836
    • From an Address before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois. January 27, 1837
    • Humorous Account of His Experiences With a Lady He Was Requested to Marry
      • A Letter to Mrs. O.H. Browning. Springfield, Illinois. April 1, 1838
    • A Letter to Mrs. O.H. Browning. Springfield, Illinois. April 1, 1838
    • From a Debate between Lincoln, E.D. Baker, and others against Douglas, Lamborn, and others. Springfield. December 1839
    • Letter to W.G. Anderson. Lawrenceville, Illinois. October 31, 1840
    • Extract from a Letter to John T. Stuart. Springfield Illinois. January 23, 1841
    • From an Address before the Washingtonian Temperance Society. Springfield, Illinois. February 22, 1842
    • From the Circular of the Whig Committee. An Address to the People of Illinois. March 4, 1843
    • From a Letter to Martin M. Morris. Springfield, Illinois. March 26, 1843
    • From a Letter to Joshua F. Speed. Springfield. October 22, 1846
    • From a Letter to William H. Herndon. Washington. January 8, 1848
    • From a Letter to William H. Herndon. Washington. June 22, 1848
    • From a Letter to William H. Herndon. Washington, July 10, 1848
    • Letter to John D. Johnston. January 2, 1851
    • Letter to John D. Johnston. Shelbyville. November 4, 1851
    • Note for Law Lecture. Written about July 1, 1850
    • A Fragment. Written about July 1, 1854
    • A Fragment on Slavery. July 1854
    • Lincoln's Reply to Senator Douglas at Peoria, Illinois. The Origin of the Wilmot Proviso. October 16, 1854
    • From Letter to the Hon. Geo. Robertson, Lexington, Kentucky. Springfield, Illinois. August 15, 1855
    • Extracts from Letter to Joshua F. Speed. August 24, 1855
    • Mr. Lincoln's Speech. May 19, 1856
    • From his Speech on the Dred Scott Decision. Springfield, Illinois. June 26, 1857
    • "A house divided against itself cannot stand." On Lincoln's Nomination to the United States Senate. Springfield, Illinois. June 17, 1858
    • Lincoln's Reply to Judge Douglas at Chicago on Popular Sovereignty, the Nebraska Bill, etc. July 10, 1858
    • From a Speech at Springfield, Illinois. July 17, 1858
    • From Lincoln's Reply to Douglas in the First Joint Debate at Ottawa, Illinois. August 21, 1858
    • Lincoln's Reply to Judge Douglas in the Second Joint Debate. Freeport, Illinois. August 27, 1858
    • From Lincoln's Reply at Jonesboro'. September 15, 1858
    • From Lincoln's Reply to Judge Douglas at Charleston, Illinois. September 18, 1858
    • From Lincoln's Reply to Judge Douglas at Galesburg, Illinois. October, 1858
    • Notes for Speeches. October 1858
    • Mr. Lincoln's Reply to Judge Douglas in the Seventh and Last Debate. Alton, Illinois. October 15, 1858
    • From a Speech at Columbus, Ohio, on the Slave Trade, Popular Sovereignty, etc. September 16, 1859
    • From a Speech at Cincinnati, Ohio, on the Intentions of "Black Republicans," the Relation of Labour and Capital, etc. September 17, 1859
    • From a Letter to J.W. Fell. December 20, 1859
    • From an Address delivered at Cooper Institute, New York. February 27, 1860
    • Lincoln's Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois. February 11, 1861
    • A Letter to the Hon. Geo. Ashmun accepting his Nomination for the Presidency. May 23, 1860
    • Letter to Miss Grace Bedell. Springfield, Illinois. October 19, 1860
    • From an Address to the Legislature at Indianapolis, Indiana. February 12, 1861
    • From his Address to the Legislature at Columbus, Ohio. February 13, 1861
    • From his Remarks at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. February 15, 1861
    • From his Speech at Trenton to the Senate of New Jersey. February 21, 1861
    • Address in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. February 22, 1861
    • Reply to the Mayor of Washington, D.C. February 27, 1861
    • First Inaugural Address. March 4, 1861
    • Address at Utica, New York. February 18, 1861
    • From his First Message to Congress, at the Special Session. July 4, 1861
    • From his Message to Congress at its Regular Session. December 3, 1861
    • Letter to General G.B. McClellan. Washington. February 3, 1862
    • Lincoln's Proclamation revoking General Hunter's Order setting the Slaves free. May 19, 1862
    • Appeal to the Border States in behalf of Compensated Emancipation. July 12, 1862
    • From a Letter to Cuthbert Bullitt. July 28, 1862
    • Letter to August Belmont. July 31, 1862
    • His Letter to Horace Greeley. August 22, 1862
    • From his Reply to the Chicago Committee of United Religious Denominations. September 13, 1862
    • From the Annual Message to Congress. December 1, 1862
    • Emancipation Proclamation. January 1, 1863
    • Letter to General Grant. July 13, 1863
    • Letter to —— Moulton. Washington. July 31, 1863
    • Letter to Mrs. Lincoln. Washington. August 8, 1863
    • Letter to James H. Hackett. Washington. August 17, 1863
    • Note to Secretary Stanton. Washington. November 11, 1863
    • The Letter to James C. Conkling. August 26, 1863
    • His Proclamation for a Day of Thanksgiving. October 3, 1863
    • Address at the Dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. November 19, 1863
    • From the Annual Message to Congress. December 8, 1863
    • Letter to Secretary Stanton. Washington. March 1, 1864
    • Letter to Governor Michael Hahn. Washington. March 13, 1864
    • An Address at a Fair for the Sanitary Commission. March 18, 1864
    • Letter to A.G. Hodges, of Kentucky. April 4, 1864
    • From an Address at a Sanitary Fair in Baltimore. April 18, 1864
    • Letter to General Grant. April 30, 1864
    • From an Address to the 166th Ohio Regiment. August 22, 1864
    • Reply to a Serenade. November 10, 1864
    • A Letter to Mrs. Bixley, of Boston. November 21, 1864
    • Letter to General Grant. Washington. January 19, 1865
    • The Second Inaugural Address. March 4, 1865
    • A Letter to Thurlow Weed. Executive Mansion, Washington. March 15, 1865
    • From an Address to an Indiana Regiment. March 17, 1865
    • From his Reply to a Serenade. Lincoln's Last Public Address. April 11, 1865
    • Appendix
    • ANECDOTES
      • LINCOLN'S ENTRY INTO RICHMOND THE DAY AFTER IT WAS TAKEN
        • As Described at that time by a Writer in the "Atlantic Monthly"
      • As Described at that time by a Writer in the "Atlantic Monthly"
      • "YOU DON'T WEAR HOOPS—AND I WILL ... PARDON YOUR BROTHER"
      • HIS JOY IN GIVING A PARDON
      • HIS SIMPLICITY AND UNOSTENTATIOUSNESS
      • A PENITENT MAN CAN BE PARDONED
      • "KEEP SILENCE, AND WE'LL GET YOU SAFE ACROSS"
      • REBUFF TO A MAN WITH A SMALL CLAIM
      • THE PRESIDENT'S SILENCE OVER CRITICISMS
      • "GLAD OF IT"
      • HIS DEMOCRATIC BEARING
    • LINCOLN'S ENTRY INTO RICHMOND THE DAY AFTER IT WAS TAKEN
      • As Described at that time by a Writer in the "Atlantic Monthly"
    • As Described at that time by a Writer in the "Atlantic Monthly"
    • "YOU DON'T WEAR HOOPS—AND I WILL ... PARDON YOUR BROTHER"
    • HIS JOY IN GIVING A PARDON
    • HIS SIMPLICITY AND UNOSTENTATIOUSNESS
    • A PENITENT MAN CAN BE PARDONED
    • "KEEP SILENCE, AND WE'LL GET YOU SAFE ACROSS"
    • REBUFF TO A MAN WITH A SMALL CLAIM
    • THE PRESIDENT'S SILENCE OVER CRITICISMS
    • "GLAD OF IT"
    • HIS DEMOCRATIC BEARING
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