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Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby

The Bixby letter has long been considered one of the finest examples of letter writing. This letter from Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, a widowed mother thought to have lost five sons in fighting for the Union during the … Continue reading

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When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed by Walt Whitman

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d by Walt Whitman PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S FUNERAL HYMN.                     1. When lilacs last in the door-yard bloomed, And the great star[1] early drooped in the … Continue reading

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