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July 23, 1856
Lincoln gives a political speech on behalf of Fremont in Galena, Illinois.

July 24, 1858
Lincoln writes to Stephen A. Douglas, challenging him to a series of debates.

July 26, 1926
Lincoln's son
Robert dies at age 82 in Manchester, Vermont.

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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