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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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Stay of Execution for Nathaniel Gordon

Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, To all to whom these Presents…
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Letter to James H. Hackett

MY DEAR SIR: Months ago I should have acknowledged the receipt of your book and…
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Speech to the 166th Ohio Regiment

I suppose you are going home to see your families and friends. For the service…
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Fragment on Free Labor

Equality, in society, alike beats inequality, whether the latter be of the British aristocratic sort, or…
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