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July 29, 1861
President Lincoln receives a letter from newspaper editor Horace Greeley, urging negotiated peace.

August 1, 1843
Abraham and Mary Lincoln's first son, Robert Todd, is born in Springfield, Illinois.

August 2, 1826
Lincoln's sister Sarah marries Aaron Grigsby in southern Indiana.

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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