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December 11, 1843
Lincoln attends the Illinois Whig state convention and is chosen as a presidential elector.

December 13, 1818
Lincoln's future wife, Mary Ann Todd, is born in Lexington, Kentucky, to Robert and Eliza Todd.

December 16, 1864
President Lincoln introduces James Speed, the new attorney general, during a cabinet meeting.

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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