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June 26, 1857
Lincoln delivers a speech in Springfield, Illinois, attacking the Dred Scott decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 27, 1864
President Lincoln officially accepts the presidential re-nomination by the National Union Party.

July 1, 1864
President Lincoln nominates Senator William P. Fessenden as Treasury Secretary to replace Salmon P. Chase, who resigned the day before.

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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