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Official newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society...

Item #694653

July 16, 1864


* Rare Anti-slavery publication

* American Civil War era

* Abraham Lincoln as president

This newspaper was the official weekly newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society, established in 1840 & was published continuously until the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1870.

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Uncommon Confederate title with 'Lincoln's Letter at the North'...

Item #694431

September 24, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, September 24, 1863 

* Rare Confederate publication from the Civil War

This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

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Print of the "national flag" for Florida...

Item #693247

January 25, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 25, 1861 

* Rare Confederate Florida flag print ('National Flag')

* President-elect Abraham Lincoln in Springfield

* Pre Civil War tensions in the South

The top of page 3 has one column headings: "Important From Springfield" "Mr. Lincoln And The National Crisis" "Fears of Failure of the Incoming Administratio"

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In honor of Lincoln's first birthday since his assassination...

Item #691626

February 13, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 13, 1866 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* 1st birthday since assassination

* George Bancroft memorial oration

The top of the front page has column heads: "LINCOLN" "The Martyr President" "Oration By George Bancroft" "The Flags on the Public Buildings at Half Mast" and more, with very lengthy text. This was in honor of the firs... See More  

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Frederick Douglass notable letter... Reception of the 55th Massachusetts (Black) Regiment...

Item #691378

September 29, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Sept. 29, 1865  The famous anti-slavery newspaper by Wm. L. Garrison with the masthead engraving showing slaves being sold, & slaves being liberated.

The back page has: "Frederick Douglass On The Educational Monument Association", which is a letter from him taking nearly a full column, signed in block type, "FREDERICK DOUGLASS". Page 3 has: &quo... See More  

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Lincoln accepts the Republican nomination for President... The slave ship Wildfire...

Item #691360

May 22, 1860

NEW-YORK TIMES, May 22, 1860

* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination

* Republican National Convention in Chicago

Page 4 has a report with column heads: "The Republican Candidate for the Presidency" "Hon. Abram Lincoln Accepts The Chicago Nomination"  being a very historic item although inconspicuously reported, indicating the the lack of stature of Lincoln... See More  

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A "Copperhead" newspaper on the fall of the Rebel capital...

Item #691358

April 05, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 5, 1865 

* Last days of the Civil War

* Fall of Richmond, Virginia

* Abraham Lincoln

Page 5 has a very historic report on the fall of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, and which signaled the end of the Civil War which would come a few days later.  The top of the first column has: "THE WAR" "The Fall of Richmond!" which... See More  

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Lincoln's second inauguration...

Item #691247

March 06, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1865

* Abraham Lincoln 2nd inauguration

* Closing weeks of the Civil War

* Assassination nears

Page 4 headlines at the top of last column about the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln include: "INAUGURATION" "Our Report of the Second Installation of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States" "Scenes at the White House in the Str... See More  

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Much reporting on the trial of the Lincoln Conspirators...

Item #690745

June 05, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - traitors

Among the front page column heads on the trial of the Lincoln conspirators: "THE REBEL LEADERS" "Their Complicity in the Assassination" "Very Important Suppressed Testimony" "The Murder of Our Principal Men Arranged in Canada" "The Murderers t... See More  

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Trial of Lincoln's conspirators: "...old Abe Lincoln must go up the spout..."...

Item #690729

May 16, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 16, 1865 

* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the conspirators - assassins

Page 3 begins with a half column article: "Trial of the Conspirators" with one bit noting: "...the confederacy will gain its independence, and old Abe Lincoln must go up the spout. The witness understood by that expression that he must be killed... See More  

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Two articles on Abraham Lincoln...

Item #690726

April 25, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 25, 1865  

* Death of Abraham Lincoln

The back page has over a full column on Lincoln with: "President Lincoln's Favorite Poem" and: "The Death of President Lincoln, by Henry Ward Beecher".

Other articles within: "Sherman's Peace Treaty" "The Johnston-Sherman Capitulation" "Obsequies in New... See More  

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Upholding Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #689662
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 8, 1862 

* re. Abraham Lincoln's emancipation proclamation

Contains Major-General George McClellan's General Order No. 163 which instructed the officers and troops of the Army of the Potomac to uphold and adhere to President Lincoln's recently delivered Emancipation Proclamation.

The order ends with: "In carrying out all measures of publ... See More  

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The Monitor versus the Merrimac... Lincoln's strategy for emancipation...

Item #689605

March 15, 1862

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE March 15, 1862  A wonderful issue on the historic naval battle between the Monitor & the Merrimack, with much on other war reports as well.

The front page has a nice Civil War map: "Field Of Operations On the Potomac" with related reports as well as: "Capture of Brunswick, Ga." "Fernandina Also Captured" and more.

Page 2 is almost en... See More  

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Lincoln's views on the coming crisis, plus more...

Item #689604

December 29, 1860


* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Southern secession tensions building

Keep in mind this is over two months before Lincoln would be inaugurated. The front page has: "Mr. Lincoln's Views of The Crisis - The Union--It Must be Preserved" which is a nice editorial concerning the right of South Carolina to secede from the Union, and t... See More  

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Jefferson Davis on emancipation... Lincoln's "Executive Order"...

Item #689587

January 03, 1863


* President Abraham Lincoln

* Rebel Jefferson Davis

The front page is mostly filled with Civil War news including: "Invasion of Maryland" "The Proclamation of Freedom" concerns the Emancipation Proclamation, and has subheads: "What is To Be Done with the African  Regiments" and: "The Proclamation of Freedom&... See More  

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Lincoln selected the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate...

Item #689543

June 24, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 24, 1858 

* Abraham Lincoln nominated

* U.S. Senate candidate

Page 3 has an article headed: "Politics In Illinois" which reports the election of Abraham Lincoln as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, to be opposed by incumbent Stephen Douglass the Democrat.

This election would be followed by the famous Lincoln-Do... See More  

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Lincoln's Baltimore speech... Rare speech given outside of D.C.!

Item #689306

April 19, 1864


* President Abraham Lincoln - Lecture on Liberty

* Address at Sanitary Fair in Baltimore. Maryland

The most noteworthy content is found on page 4 under the heading: "The Baltimore Fair" which includes excerpts and commentary regarding President Lincoln's Speech in Baltimore, it being one of only three speeches he gave outside of... See More  

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Lincoln steps upon the national stage: The Cooper Union speech...

Item #689285

February 28, 1860

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 28, 1860

* Abraham Lincoln address

* Cooper Institute Union speech

* New York City

Page 2 has 2 full columns devoted to coverage of this famous speech and pg. 3 has nearly 2 1/2 columns with this continuing text, all of which is headed: "THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN" "Another Republican Orator on the Stump" "Speech of the Hon. Abraham Lincol... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's 1st speech upon being re-elected...

Item #689182

November 11, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1864 

* Abraham Lincoln address

* "In Response to a Serenade"

* Jefferson Davis & arming of slaves ?

Page five has column heads: "UNION REJOICES" "Serenading the President and Cabinet - Speeches of Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Seward, and Others."

The article includes one of the most humble calls for unity given by Lincoln: "The P... See More  

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Kit Carson fights the Navajo Indians... Lincoln's famous rally-letter endorsed...

Item #689176

September 04, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 4, 1863 

* Kit Carson

* Abraham Lincoln

Although much of the front page is taken up with reports from the Civil War, perhaps the most interesting item is the brief page 5 item headed: "Victory of Kit Carson Over the Indians", reading in part: "...had a fight with the Navajoe Indians beyond Fort Canby. The Indians were defeated with the loss of 13 ki... See More  

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Perhaps the best graphic Lincoln newspaper to be had...

Item #689046

March 09, 1861

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861  The front page has text on: "Our Portrait of the President" which relates to the terrific double page centerfold captioned: "Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, President elect of the United States of America, With Scenes & Incidents in His Life."

The large central portrait shows Lincoln beardless, and surrounding it a... See More  

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Great graphic issue on the Lincoln assassination...

Item #688985

May 06, 1865


* Graphic issue on Abraham Lincoln's murder & funeral

This issue remains one of the most dramatic of the newspapers reporting Lincoln's assassination, particularly for the terrific front page featuring a print of John Wilkes Booth leaping from the President's box at Ford's Theatre just after shooting Lincoln, showing the P... See More  

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Front page print shows Lincoln being assassinated...

Item #688982

April 29, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Apr. 29, 1865  This issue remains one of the most desired for this historic, tragic event, as it is one of the only newspapers which included a front page graphic showing the actual assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Over half of the front page is taken up with a very dramatic print captioned: "Assassination of President Lincoln in His Private Bo... See More  

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On the Lincoln assassination trial...

Item #688805

May 16, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 16, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln Murder

* Trial of the Assassins

* Indictment of the assassins

The front page has many first column heads concerning the trial of the conspirators involved in Abraham Lincoln's assassination, including: "THE TRIAL" "The Indictment Against the Assassination Conspirators" "Booth's Intimacy with Arnold &... See More  

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Mary Todd Lincoln declared insane...

Item #688581

May 20, 1875


* Mary Todd Lincoln INSANE

* President Abraham's wife

The front page has somewhat inconspicuous report that begins with: "Mrs. Lincoln, widow of President Lincoln, has been adjudged insane by the County Court at Chicago..." (see)

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A rare title from the Civil War, shortly after Lincoln's assassination...

Item #688321

April 26, 1865

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 26, 1865  W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fer... See More  

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Terrific response from the Confederates on Lincoln's re-election...

Item #688126

November 15, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Nov. 15, 1864 

* Newspaper from the Confederate capital

* Reacting to election of President Abraham Lincoln

The most interesting item is an editorial which comments on the recent re-election of Abraham Lincoln, beginning: "It matters but little to us by what frauds, by what force and intimidation, the so-called election in the enemy's country has... See More  

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Crisis in the South...

Item #688106

December 17, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 17, 1860  

* Pre Civil War tensions - Southern crisis

* Abraham Lincoln as president elect

Among the one column headlines on the tensions building in the South prior to the Civil War are: "THE NATIONAL CRISIS" "The Reaction at the Court" "Fears of the Abolitionists in Boston and Brooklyn" "The Police Out In Force" "Impo... See More  

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Lincoln's Proclamation to deserters...

Item #688079

March 11, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 1865

* Abraham Lincoln proclamation to deserters

* General William T. Sherman Southern march

* Final month of the Civil War

Among the front page Civil War column heads are: "SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN" "Important Reports From New Bern" "Fayetteville Said to be in Possession of Our Forces" "Sherman's Advance within Forty Miles of ... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln Proclamation for more soldiers…

Item #688076

October 19, 1863

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 19, 1863   

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Proclamation for more soldiers

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION" which is signed in type by him: Abraham Lincoln. Also: "Another Call For Soldiers" "Three Hundred Thousand Volunteers Asked For" "The Army Of The Cumber
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Lincoln offers pardon to deserters if they return...

Item #688074

March 11, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 1863

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Proclamation for deserters

 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Important From New Orleans" "Gen. Banks About to Commence His Forward Movement' "Important To Deserters" "A Proclamation by the President' "An Amnesty to Deserters who Will Return Before the 1st of ... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln wins the Presidential election...

Item #688054

November 07, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, November 7, 1860 

* Abraham Lincoln's 1st election victory

The entire front page is taken up with reports of the election, with first column heads including: "THE RESULT" "End Of The Great National Contest" "Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, Elected President" "And Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, Vice President of the United States" &q... See More  

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Lincoln is tough on peace... Jeff Davis comments...

Item #688050

February 10, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 10, 1865

* Peace conference

* Confederate mission

* Abraham Lincoln

* Final months of war

 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "The Fight on Monday Last" "Difficult Nature of the Country" 'Temporary Defeat of the Union Forces" "Our Losses Thus Far About 800" "Union Lines Extended Four Miles&qu... See More  

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Lincoln's first inaugural address... "We are not enemies, but friends"...

Item #688044

March 08, 1861

KENNEBEC JOURNAL, Augusta, Maine, March 8, 1861

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Inauguration - inaugural address

* "We are not enemies, but friends"

 Page 3 begins with the: "Inaugural Address" which is signed in type at its conclusion: Abraham Lincoln. It takes nearly 2 columns.

Page 2 has a lengthy editorial on: "Lincoln's Inaugural". It includes in ... See More  

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President-elect on his way to his inauguration...

Item #688042

February 21, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 21, 1861  

* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* En route to Washington D.C.

* New York City visit - speech

The front page has among its column heads: "The Incoming Administration" "Mr. Lincoln In New York" "His Reception and Speech at the City Hall" "How Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Spent the Day and Evening"  and more.

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Much correspondence among the notables...

Item #688037

February 11, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 11, 1865  

* Peace Conference fails

* Abraham Lincoln dispatches

* Closing months of Civil War

The first column heads on the Civil War include: "THE PEACE FAILURE" "President Lincoln's Report "All About The Blair Mission" "The Official Orders, Letters, etc." "Mr. Lincoln's Pilgrimage" "A Brief & Usele... See More  

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Abe Lincoln makes his way to Washington, D.C...

Item #688034

February 16, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 16, 1861 

* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Journey to the White House for inauguration

There is much on the President-elect, Abraham Lincoln, as he makes his way from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration.

Page 2 has: 'Mr. Lincoln For Washington" "Occurrences at Home Prior to the President's Departure" "Progress of the Pres... See More  

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Terrific issue on Lincoln in New York... Lincoln's humor & statesmanship...

Item #688033

February 20, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 20, 1861 

* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* En route to Washington D.C.

* New York City visit - speeches

Among the first column heads on the ftpg. are: "The Presidential Progress" "The Ovations & Speeches En Route from Albany to New York" "Specimens of Mr. Lincoln's Humor & Statesmanship" "Arrival of the President ... See More  

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Lincoln is inaugurated, with his memorable address on the front page...

Item #688031

March 05, 1865

DAILY MILWAUKEE NEWS, Wisconsin, March 5, 1865 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Inauguration - inaugural Address

The front page begins with nice column heads including: "Inaugural Message Of President Lincoln!" "The Heavens Wept Profusely & the Streets of Washington Deluged in Mud!" "Latest From Sherman!" & much more on the closing events of the Civi... See More  

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Battle of Shiloh with a Proclamation by Lincoln...

Item #688030

April 11, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, April 11, 1862 

* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee

* President Abraham Lincoln proclamation of thanks

Nice coverage of the Battle of Shiloh and more.

Among front page column heads: "THE GREAT VICTORIES" "Important Details of the Battle at Pittsburg, Tenn." "Heroic Conduct of the Troops engaged in the Conflict" "Graphic... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's last public speech & last proclamation...

Item #688028

April 12, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 12, 1865  

* Civil War is over speech

* Abraham Lincoln's last public speech

* Presidential proclamation 128

* Just 2 days before his assassination

The front page has one column heads including: "RECONSTRUCTION" "Important Speech by the President" "His Views On Peace & Reconstruction" with the text of his speech beginning:... See More  

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Lincoln's state-of-the-union address...

Item #688027

December 16, 1863

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 16, 1863  

* President Abraham Lincoln

* State of the Union Address

* Rare pro-Confederate publication

This issue is significant in that it published on page 6 the: "President's Message" being Abraham Lincoln's annual state-of-the-union address, which takes over half of pg. 6 and nearly half of pg. 7 where it is signed in type: Abraha
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The Civil War is about to end... Two dispatches signed by Lincoln...

Item #688021

April 08, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1865 

* General Robert E. Lee's surrender (day of)

* Appomattox Court House signing (eve)

* Battle of Sailor's Creek - Farmville, Virginia

This issue was published the day before Robert E. Lee surrendered to U.S. Grant which essentially ended the Civil War.

Not surprisingly the significant front page headlines report the coming end, with many heads in... See More  

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Battle of the Wilderness... Lincoln Proclamation thanking God...

Item #688020

May 10, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1864

* Battle of the Wilderness- Virginia

* Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving

 Some great first column heads with: "VICTORY ! " "ON TO RICHMOND" "Lee Defeat & Retreat Fully Confirmed" "Our Army In Vigorous Pursuit" "Official Dispatches from Grant and Meade" "Lee's Report of the Battles" "T... See More  

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Greeley's letter to Lincoln... Battle in Kentucky...

Item #688011

September 03, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1862 

* Battle of Richmond, Kentucky

* Horace Greeley & Abraham Lincoln

Articles include: "The Indian Massacres in Minnesota" "The Case of General Stone" "Mr. Lincoln's Scheme of Emancipation & Colonization" "War News of the Week" "Battle of Chattanooga" "Terrible Battle Near Richmon... See More  

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Very nice on Lincoln's funeral...

Item #688010

April 26, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 26, 1865  

* Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession

* New York City - Black mourning borders

Close to half of the first column on the front page is taken up with headlines--using type larger than typically found--reporting on the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln. Some of the heads include: "OBSEQUIES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN" "Universal Sorrow&quo
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Abraham Lincoln is laid to rest...

Item #688008

May 05, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 5, 1865  Much on the Lincoln funeral with first column heads including: "Our Dead President" "The Obsequies At Springfield" "Last Honors to the Great Departed" "He Is Laid Gently to Rest" "Exercises At the Cemetery" "Scenes & Incidents". There are also some ftpg. items relating to the closing events of the C... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln as a lawyer...

Item #687967

August 20, 1857

DAILY ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, Aug. 20, 1857  This is an uncommon newspaper from Abraham Lincoln's hometown, containing near the top of the front page an advertisement, albeit rather small, for "LINCOLN & HERNDON, Attorneys and Counsellors At Law".

A very desirable and early reminder of Lincoln's law practice before he would be thrust into American histo

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The early "scoop" on Abe Lincoln...

Item #687930

May 24, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 24, 1860  

* Great Abraham Lincoln description

* Recent nomination for president

Abraham Lincoln rose to a certain level of national prominence in 1858, but more-so in 1860 when on May 18 the Republican Convention nominated him to be their candidate for the presidency. 

Page 4 contains a fascinating article headed: "Mr. Lincoln's Abilities
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The second of the Lincoln Douglas debates...

Item #687923

September 03, 1858


* Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas

* The Great Debates of 1858 (2nd of 7)

* Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois

We find that reports on the now-famous Lincoln Douglas debates are very difficult to find in newspapers outside of Illinois, perhaps not surprising because it was a senate race in Illinois and Lincoln was, at thi
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