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December 10, 1860
President-elect Lincoln writes to Senator Trumbull, urging him not to compromise on the extension of slavery.

December 11, 1843
Lincoln attends the Illinois Whig Party 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.

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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