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July 17, 1871
The youngest Lincoln son, Thomas (Tad) Lincoln, is buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

July 18, 1860
Lincoln writes to running mate Hannibal Hamlin, introducing himself.

July 23, 1856
Lincoln gives a political speech from the balcony of the DeSoto House in Galena, 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

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