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February 10, 1807
Lincoln's older sister Sarah is born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

February 11, 1861
President-elect Lincoln bids farewell to his Springfield friends and leaves by train for Washington, DC.

February 12, 1809
Lincoln is born in Kentucky to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln.

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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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