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September 2, 1854
Lincoln advocates the repeal of the Kansas-Nebraska Act at a meeting in Jacksonville, Illinois.

September 3, 1864
President Lincoln sends thanks to Rear Admiral Farragut and General Sherman for their respective victories.

September 6, 1846
Lincoln sends a letter to Andrew Johnston, editor of the Quincy Whig, enclosing some poetry.

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

Lincoln Events

  • September 6 Lincoln Program, Bryant, Lerna, Vandalia IL
  • September 6 Booth Escape Tour, Washington DC Area
  • September 6 Old Capitol Fund-Raiser, Springfield, IL
  • September 12-14 Gettysburg Seminar, Gettysburg, PA
  • September 13 Booth Escape Tour, Washington DC Area
  • September 13 Guided Tour, Washington, DC
  • September 17 Lincoln Lecture, Kenosha, WI
  • September 17 Dinner/Lecture, Lexington, KY
  • September 18 Lincoln Lecture, Chevy Chase, MD
  • September 18 Lincoln Lecture, San Angelo, TX
  • September 20 Booth Escape Tour, Washington DC Area
  • September 23 Lincoln Lecture, Bristol, RI
  • September 26 McMurtry Lecture, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • September 27 Lincoln Colloquium, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • September 27 Booth Escape Tour, Washington DC Area
  • September 28 Lincoln in Film Lecture, Mahomet, IL

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