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This Week in History

June 30, 1864
President Lincoln accepts the resignation of Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase and replaces him the following day with William Fessenden.

July 2, 1862
President Lincoln signs the Pacific Railroad Act and approves the Morrill Land Act.

July 4, 1861
President Lincoln's address on the war is read at a special session of Congress.

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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