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February 20, 1862
William Wallace Lincoln, 11-year-old son of President and Mrs. Lincoln, dies in the White House.

February 22, 1842
Lincoln delivers a speech at the Washington Temperance Society in Springfield, Illinois.

February 23, 1861
President-elect Lincoln arrives in Washington, D.C. after a long inaugural journey, during which he narrowly escaped assassination.

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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