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First Inaugural Address (1861)

Source:  Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, Final Version, March 1861, Abraham Lincoln Papers (Series 1: General Correspondence, 1833 to 1916), Library…
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Letter to Nathaniel Banks

Source: Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Roy Basler, Volume 6 (The Abraham Lincoln…
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Letter to Nathaniel Banks

Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Papers: Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916: Abraham Lincoln to Nathaniel P.…
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Spot Resolutions

Printed Resolution and Preamble on Mexican War: “Spot Resolutions,” Abraham Lincoln Papers: Series 1, General…
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Fragment on Government

The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they…
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Annual Message to Congress (excerpt)

It continues to develop that the insurrection is largely, if not exclusively, a war upon…
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Speech on the Kansas Nebraska Act at Peoria, Illinois (abridged)

The repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and the propriety of its restoration, constitute the subject…
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Letter to Ulysses S. Grant

Major General Grant My dear General I do not remember that you and I ever…
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Letter to George McClellan

Major General McClellan. My dear Sir. Your despatches complaining that you are not properly sustained,…
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