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September 22, 1862
President Lincoln reads the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet members.

September 23, 1849
Lincoln declines the Oregon governorship in a letter to Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing.

September 24, 1868
Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President and Mrs. Lincoln, marries Mary Eunice Harlan in Washington, DC.

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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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