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December 6, 1864
President Lincoln nominates former cabinet member Salmon P. Chase as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

December 7, 1848
Lincoln takes his seat in the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol building.

December 9, 1839
Lincoln meets with the Illinois House of Representatives, located for the first time in Springfield.

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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