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July 26, 1926
Robert Todd Lincoln, only surviving son of Abraham and Mary, dies at age 82 in Manchester, Vermont.

July 31, 1864
President Lincoln meets with General Grant at Fort Monroe.

August 1, 1836
Lincoln is elected to the Illinois General Assembly for a second term.

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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