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October 4, 1854
Lincoln gives a three-hour speech in answer to Stephen Douglas at the Springfield, Illinois fairgrounds.

October 5, 1818
Lincoln's mother Nancy dies at age 35 in southern Indiana.

October 7, 1858
The fifth Lincoln-Douglas debate is held in Galesburg, Illinois.

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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