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October 15, 1858
The seventh and final Lincoln-Douglas debate is held in Alton, Illinois.

October 16, 1854
Lincoln speaks in Peoria, Illinois regarding the repeal of the Missouri Compromise.

October 19, 1860
Lincoln writes to Grace Bedell of New York in response to her letter urging him to grow a beard.

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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