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May 1, 1846
Lincoln is nominated at the Whig Party convention in Petersburg, Illinois as a candidate for Congress from the Seventh District.

May 4, 1865
President Lincoln and his son Willie are buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

May 7, 1833
Lincoln is appointed postmaster at New Salem, Illinois, by President Andrew Jackson.

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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  • May 21 Lincoln Lecture, Kenosha, WI
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