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This Week in History

October 29, 1864
President Lincoln receives former slave Sojourner Truth in the White House.

October 31, 1864
President Lincoln issues the proclamation admitting the state of Nevada into the Union.

November 1, 1861
President Lincoln appoints Major General George McClellan as leader of the Army of the Potomac, succeeding General Winfield Scott.

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

Lincoln Events

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  • November 13-16 Lincoln Play, Springfield, IL
  • November 15 Lincoln/Gettysburg Program, Harrogate, TN
  • November 16-18 Lincoln Forum, Gettysburg, PA
  • November 19 Dedication Day, Gettysburg, PA
  • November 19 Fortenbaugh Lecture, Gettysburg, PA
  • November 21 Lincoln/Grant Lecture, Camp Hill, PA
  • November 23 Lincoln Program, Wilmington, DE

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