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This Week in History

May 9, 1860
Lincoln is introduced in the Illinois State Republican Convention as the "Rail Candidate" for President.

May 14, 1841
Lincoln's law partnership with Stephen Logan is announced in the Sangamo Journal.

May 15, 1862
President Lincoln approves the establishment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Today in Lincoln's Life

Lincoln's Words
"I appeal to you again to constantly bear in mind that with you, and not with politicians, not with Presidents, not with office-seekers, but with you, is the question, "Shall the Union and shall the liberties of this country be preserved to the latest generation?"
--Speech to Gov. Morton in Indianapolis, February 11, 1861

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