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December 1, 1864
Attorney General Bates resigns and President Lincoln appoints James Speed to the office.

December 2, 1819
Lincoln's widowed father and Sarah Bush Johnston are married in Elizabethtown, Kentucky by Rev. George L. Rogers.

December 3, 1839
Lincoln is admitted to practice law in the U.S. circuit courts.

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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