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December 18, 1860
President-elect Lincoln announces Edward Bates as his nominee for Attorney General.

December 19, 1863
President and Mrs. Lincoln host a reception for members of Congress and other officials.

December 20, 1859
Lincoln writes to fellow Republican Jesse Fell, enclosing his autobiography.

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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