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September 15, 1858
The third Lincoln-Douglas debate is held in Jonesboro, Illinois.

September 16, 1859
Lincoln speaks in Columbus, Ohio, attacking Senator Douglas' speech on popular sovereignty.

September 18, 1858
The fourth Lincoln-Douglas debate is held in Charleston, Illinois.

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

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  • September 18 Lincoln Lecture, Chevy Chase, MD
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  • 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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