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May 29, 1856
Lincoln is a delegate to the Republican state convention in Bloomington, Illinois, where he makes his famous "lost" speech.

May 30, 1836
Lincoln's position as postmaster is lost when the post office of New Salem is discontinued.

June 1, 1861
President Lincoln is sketched by artist George H. Story.

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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