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This Week in History

October 23, 1847
Lincoln leases his home in Springfield, Illinois before leaving for Congress.

October 25, 1841
Lincoln buys a 40-acre tract of land in Coles County, Illinois from his father and stepmother, giving them use of it during their lifetime.

October 29, 1864
President Lincoln receives former slave Sojourner Truth in the White House.

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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