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August 18, 1864
President Lincoln speaks in Baltimore, Maryland, to help raise funds for soldiers' medical supplies.

August 21, 1858
The first Lincoln-Douglas debate is held in Ottawa, Illinois.

August 22, 1862
President Lincoln writes a now-famous letter to Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune about the Union and emancipation.

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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