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November 22, 1834
Lincoln is one of 11 Sangamon County delegates elected to attend a state education convention.

November 20, 1861
President Lincoln calls a meeting at the War Department about the "Trent" incident.

November 26, 1863
The first time a national observance of Thanksgiving is celebrated, as proclaimed by President Lincoln.

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Lincoln's Words
"I appeal to you again to constantly bear in mind that with you, and not with politicians, not with Presidents, not with office-seekers, but with you, is the question, "Shall the Union and shall the liberties of this country be preserved to the latest generation?"
--Speech to Gov. Morton in Indianapolis, February 11, 1861

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