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This Week in History

May 25, 1861
President and Mrs. Lincoln mourn Col. Elmer Ellsworth, assassinated the day before, at a funeral in the White House East Room.

May 29, 1856
Lincoln is a delegate to the Republican State Convention in Bloomington, Illinois, where he makes his famous "lost" speech.

May 30, 1836
Lincoln's position as postmaster is terminated when the office at New Salem is discontinued.

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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