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This Week in History

July 10, 1858
Lincoln gives a speech in reply to Stephen A. Douglas in Chicago, Illinois.

July 11, 1862
President Lincoln names General Henry W. Halleck as commander of the Union armies.

July 13, 1863
President Lincoln writes to General Grant, congratulating him on the victory at Vicksburg.

Today in Lincoln's Life

Lincoln's Words
"I appeal to you again to constantly bear in mind that with you, and not with politicians, not with Presidents, not with office-seekers, but with you, is the question, "Shall the Union and shall the liberties of this country be preserved to the latest generation?"
--Speech to Gov. Morton in Indianapolis, February 11, 1861

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