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This Week in History

October 19, 1860
Lincoln writes to Grace Bedell, a school girl in New York who urged him to grow a beard.

October 21, 1861
Col. Edward D. Baker, friend of the Lincoln family, is killed at the battle of Ball's Bluff, Virginia.

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

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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