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Abraham Lincoln : His Speeches And Writings - Roy P. Basler

Abraham Lincoln

His Speeches And Writings

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"The most comprehensive and readable one-volume collection of Lincoln's writings ever published. " -David Herbert Donald. . This volume presents nearly 250 of Lincoln's most important speeches, state papers, and letters in their entirety. Here are not only the masterpiecesthe Gettysburg Address, the Inaugural Addresses, the 1858 Republican Convention Speech, the Emancipation Proclamationbut hundreds of lesser-known gems. Alfred Kazin has written that Lincoln was "not just the greatest writer among our Presidents ...but the most telling and unforgettable of all American 'public' writer-speakers," and its never been cleaner than in this comprehensive edition.

Prefacep. xvii
Introductionp. xxiii
Lincoln's Development as a Writerp. 1
Selections, with Notes
To the People of Sangamo County: Political Announcement, March 9, 1832p. 53
Announcement of Political Views in Sangamo Journal, June 13, 1836p. 58
Letter to Colonel Robert Allen, June 21, 1836p. 59
Letter to Miss Mary Owens, December 13, 1836p. 60
Speech in the Illinois Legislature, January 11, 1837p. 63
Letter to Miss Mary Owens, May 7, 1837p. 73
Letter to Miss Mary Owens, August 16, 1837p. 75
The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions: Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838p. 76
Letter to Mrs. O. H. Browning, April 1, 1838p. 85
The Sub-Treasury: Speech at a Political Discussion in the Hall of the House of Representatives at Springfield, Illinois, December [26], 1839p. 90
Letter to John T. Stuart, January 20, 1841p. 113
Letter to John T. Stuart, January 23, 1841p. 115
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, June 19, 1841p. 116
Letter to Miss Mary Speed, September 27, 1841p. 121
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, January 3, 1842p. 124
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, February 3, 1842p. 127
Eulogy on Benjamin Ferguson, February 8, 1842p. 128
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, February 13, 1842p. 130
Temperance Address Delivered Before the Springfield Washington Temperance Society, February 22, 1842p. 131
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, February 25, 1842p. 141
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, February 25, 1842p. 143
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, March 27, 1842p. 144
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, July 4, 1842p. 146
A Letter from the Lost Townships, August 27, 1842p. 148
Correspondence About the Lincoln-Shields Duel, September 17, 1842p. 156
Memorandum of Instructions to E. H. Merryman, Lincoln's Second, September 19, 1842p. 159
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, October 5, 1842p. 161
Letter to James S. Irwin, November 2, 1842p. 163
Letter to Samuel D. Marshall, November 11, 1842p. 164
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, March 24, 1843p. 165
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, May 18, 1843p. 167
Letter to Williamson Durley, October 3, 1845p. 169
Letter to Henry E. Dummer, November 18, 1845p. 171
Letter to B. F. James, February 9, 1846p. 173
Remarkable Case of Arrest for Murder, April 15, 1846p. 175
Letter to Andrew Johnston, April 18, 1846p. 184
Religious Views: Letter to the Editor of the Illinois Gazette, August 11, 1846p. 186
Letter to Andrew Johnston, September 6, 1846p. 189
My Childhood Home I See Again, 1846p. 190
The Bear Hunt, [1846]p. 193
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, October 22, 1846p. 196
Letter to William H. Herndon, December 12, 1847p. 199
Resolutions in the United States House of Representatives, December 22, 1847p. 199
The War with Mexico: Speech in the United States House of Representatives, January 12, 1848p. 202
Letter to William H. Herndon, February 1, 1848p. 217
Letter to William H. Herndon, February 2, 1848p. 219
Letter to William H. Herndon, February 15, 1848p. 220
Letter to Usher F. Linder, March 22, 1848p. 221
Letter to David Lincoln, March 24, 1848p. 224
Letter to David Lincoln, April 2, 1848p. 224
Letter to Mary Todd Lincoln, April 16, 1848p. 226
Letter to Mary Todd Lincoln, June 12, 1848p. 228
Letter to Mary Todd Lincoln, July 2, 1848p. 229
Letter to William H. Herndon, July 11, 1848p. 232
The Presidential Question: Speech in the United States House of Representatives, July 27, 1848p. 233
Letters to Thomas Lincoln and John D. Johnston, December 24, 1848p. 250
Letter to William H. Herndon, January 5, 1849p. 252
Letter to C. U. Schlater, January 5, 1849p. 254
Letter to C. R. Welles, February 20, 1849p. 254
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, February 20, 1849p. 256
Letter to Abram Bale, February 22, 1850p. 258
Letter to John D. Johnston, January 12, 1851p. 259
Letter to Andrew McCallen, July 4, 1851p. 260
Letter to John D. Johnston, November 4, 1851p. 261
Letter to John D. Johnston, November 9, 1851p. 263
Letter to John D. Johnston, November 25, 1851p. 263
Eulogy on Henry Clay Delivered in the State House at Springfield, Illinois, July 6, 1852p. 264
Fragments: On Slavery, [July 1, 1854?]p. 278
Letter to J. M. Palmer, September 7, 1854p. 279
The 14th Section: An Editorial in the Illinois Journal, September 11, 1854p. 281
The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise and the Propriety of Its Restoration: Speech at Peoria, Illinois, in Reply to Senator Douglas, October 16, 1854p. 283
Letter to E. B. Washburne, December 14, 1854p. 325
Letter to E. B. Washburne, February 9, 1855p. 326
Letter to Owen Lovejoy, August 11, 1855p. 328
Letter to George Robertson, August 15, 1855p. 330
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, August 24, 1855p. 332
Letter to Isham Reavis, November 5, 1855p. 337
Letter to R. P. Morgan, February 13, 1856p. 338
Fremont, Buchanan, and the Extension of Slavery: Speech Delivered livered at Kalamazoo, Michigan, August 27, 1856p. 339
Letter to Julian M. Sturtevant, September 27, 1856p. 346
Sectionalism, [October 1?], 1856p. 347
The Dred Scott Decision: Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 26, 1857p. 352
Letter to E. B. Washburne, April 26, 1858p. 366
Letter to E. B. Washburne, May 15, 1858p. 368
Letter to Jediah F. Alexander, May 15, 1858p. 369
Letter to E. B. Washburne, May 27, 1858p. 370
Letter to Samuel Wilkinson, June 10, 1858p. 371
A House Divided: Speech Delivered at Springfield, Illinois, at the Close of the Republican State Convention, June 16, 1858p. 372
Letter to Joseph Medill, June 25, 1858p. 382
Letter to James W. Somers, June 25, 1858p. 384
Speech in Reply to Douglas at Chicago, Illinois, July 10, 1858p. 385
Speech in Reply to Douglas at Springfield, Illinois, July 17, 1858p. 405
Letter to John Mathers, July 20, 1858p. 424
Letter to Henry Asbury, July 31, 1858p. 425
Fragment: On Slavery, [August 1, 1858?]p. 427
Letter to Henry E. Dummer, August 5, 1858p. 427
First Debate, at Ottawa, Illinois, August 21, 1858p. 428
Fragment: Speech at Edwardsville, Illinois, September 11, 1858p. 469
Letter to M. P. Sweet, September 16, 1858p. 475
Verses: To Rosa, September 28, 1858p. 476
Verses: To Linnie, September 30, 1858p. 477
Fragment: On Slavery, [October 1, 1858?]p. 477
Letter to J. N. Brown, October 18, 1858p. 478
Last Speech in Springfield, Illinois, in the Campaign of 1858, [October 30, 1858]p. 480
Letter to Henry Asbury, November 19, 1858p. 482
Letter to Doctor C. H. Ray, November 20, 1858p. 482
Notes of An Argument, [December ?], 1858p. 483
Letter to James T. Thornton, December 2, 1858p. 485
Letter to Lyman Trumbull, December 11, 1858p. 486
Letter to H. L. Pierce and Others, April 6, 1859p. 488
Letter to T. J. Pickett, April 16, 1859p. 490
Letter to Salmon Portland Chase, June 9, 1859p. 491
Letter to Salmon Portland Chase, June 20, 1859p. 492
Agriculture: Annual Address Before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 30, 1859p. 493
Written by Lincoln in the Autograph Album of Mary Delahay, December 7, 1859p. 505
Letter to William Kellogg, December 11, 1859p. 506
Letter to G. W. Dole, G. S. Hubbard, and W. H. Brown, December 14, 1859p. 507
Letter to J. W. Fell Inclosing Autobiography, December 20, 1859p. 510
Fragment: The Constitution and the Union, [1860?]p. 513
Letter to M. W. Packard, February 10, 1860p. 514
Letter to O. P. Hall, J. R. Fullinwider, and U. F. Correll, February 14, 1860p. 515
Address at Cooper Institute, New York, February 27, 1860p. 517
Letter to Mark W. Delahay, March 16, 1860p. 539
Letter to F. C. Herburger, April 7, 1860p. 541
Letter to Lyman Trumbull, April 29, 1860p. 542
Letter to George Ashmun, May 23, 1860p. 543
Letter to Samuel Haycraft and Autobiography, May 28, 1860p. 544
Letter to Charles C. Nott, May 31, 1860p. 545
Short Autobiography Written for the Campaign of 1860, June [1?], 1860p. 547
Letter to Samuel Galloway, June 19, 1860p. 555
Letter to Abraham Jonas, July 21, 1860p. 557
Letter to George Latham, July 22, 1860p. 559
Letter to Charles C. Nott, September 22, 1860p. 560
Letter to Mrs. M. J. Green, September 22, 1860p. 561
Letter to Miss Grace Bedell, October 19, 1860p. 561
Letter to George T. M. Davis, October 27, 1860p. 563
Letter to H. J. Raymond, November 28, 1860p. 564
Letter to William Kellogg, December 11, 1860p. 565
Letter to John D. Defrees, December 18, 1860p. 566
Letter to A. H. Stephens, December 22, 1860p. 567
Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois, February 11, 1861p. 568
Speech at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 11, 1861p. 571
Address to Germans at Cincinnati, Ohio, February 12, 1861p. 572
Address to the Senate of New Jersey, February 21, 1861p. 574
Address to the Assembly of New Jersey, February 21, 1861p. 575
Address in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, February 22, 1861p. 577
First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861p. 579
Reply to Secretary Seward's Memorandum, April 1, 1861p. 590
Letter to Colonel E. E. Ellsworth, April 15, 1861p. 592
Letter to Colonel E. E. Ellsworth's Parents, May 25, 1861p. 593
Message to Congress in Special Session, July 4, 1861p. 594
Proclamation of a National Fast-Day, August 12, 1861p. 610
Letter to Governor Beriah Magoffin, August 24, 1861p. 611
Letter to O. H. Browning, September 22, 1861p. 613
Letter to Major [G. D.?] Ramsay, October 17, 1861p. 615
Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861p. 616
Letter to Mrs. Susannah Weathers, December 4, 1861p. 635
Telegram to General D. C. Buell, January 4, 1862p. 636
Letter to General D. C. Buell, January 6, 1862p. 636
Letter to General A. E. Burnside, January 28, 1862p. 637
Letter to General G. B. McClellan, April 9, 1862p. 638
Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives, April 16, 1862p. 640
Letter to General G. B. McClellan, May 9, 1862p. 641
Telegram to General G. B. McClellan, May 28, 1862p. 643
Telegram to General G. B. McClellan, June 28, 1862p. 644
Telegram to General G. B. McClellan, July 1, 1862p. 645
Letter to General G. B. McClellan, July 2, 1862p. 645
Telegram to General G. B. McClellan, July 3, 1862p. 646
Telegram to General G. B. McClellan, July 5, 1862p. 647
Letter to General G. B. McClellan, July 13, 1862p. 647
Letter to Cuthbert Bullitt, July 28, 1862p. 648
Letter to John M. Clay, August 9, 1862p. 651
Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862p. 651
Telegram to General G. B. McClellan, September 15, 1862p. 653
Testimonial for Doctor Isachar Zacharie, September 22, 1862p. 654
Letter to John Ross, September 25, 1862p. 654
Meditation on the Divine Will, September [30?], 1862p. 655
Remarks to the Army of the Potomac at Frederick, Maryland, October 4, 1862p. 656
Letter to General G. B. McClellan, October 13, 1862p. 657
Telegram to General G. B. McClellan, October 24, 1862p. 659
Telegram to General G. B. McClellan, October 27, 1862p. 660
Letter to General Carl Schurz, November 10, 1862p. 660
Letter to Samuel Treat, November 19, 1862p. 663
Letter to General Carl Schurz, November 24, 1862p. 664
Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862p. 666
Letter to Miss Fanny McCullough, December 23, 1862p. 688
Final Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863p. 689
Letter to General J. A. McClernand, January 22, 1863p. 692
Letter to General Joseph Hooker, January 26, 1863p. 693
Letter to Governor Andrew Johnson, March 26, 1863p. 694
Letter to General Joseph Hooker, May 7, 1863p. 695
Letter to Isaac N. Arnold, May 26, 1863p. 696
Telegram to General Joseph Hooker, June 5, 1863p. 698
Letter to Erastus Corning and Others, June 12, 1863p. 699
Telegram to General Joseph Hooker, June 14, 1863p. 708
Response to a Serenade, July 7, 1863p. 709
Letter to General U. S. Grant, July 13, 1863p. 710
Draft of Letter to General G. G. Meade, July 14, 1863p. 711
Letter to General H. W. Halleck, July 29, 1863p. 713
Letter to General N. P. Banks, August 5, 1863p. 714
Letter to Mary Todd Lincoln, August 8, 1863p. 716
Letter to General J. A. McClernand, August 12, 1863p. 717
Letter to J. H. Hackett, August 17, 1863p. 718
Letter to James C. Conkling, August 26, 1863p. 720
Letter to James C. Conkling, August 27, 1863p. 725
Letter to General H. W. Halleck, September 19, 1863p. 726
Proclamation for Thanksgiving, October 3, 1863p. 727
Telegram to General G. G. Meade, October 8, 1863p. 731
Letter to General H. W. Halleck, October 16, 1863p. 731
Letter to J. H. Hackett, November 2, 1863p. 732
Letter to E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, November 11, 1863p. 733
Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863p. 734
Letter to Edward Everett, November 20, 1863p. 737
Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, December 8, 1863p. 738
Letter to Crafts J. Wright and C. K. Hawkes, January 7, 1864p. 742
Letter to General N. P. Banks, January 31, 1864p. 743
Letter to E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, March 1, 1864p. 744
Letter to Governor Michael Hahn, March 13, 1864p. 745
Letter to E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, March 15, 1864p. 745
Memorandum for Mrs. S. W. Hunt, April 11, 1864p. 747
Address at a Sanitary Fair in Baltimore, April 18, 1864p. 748
Letter to General U. S. Grant, April 30, 1864p. 750
Speech at a Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia, June 16, 1864p. 751
Letter to William Dennison and Others, a Committee of the National Union Convention, June 27, 1864p. 753
Letter to Horace Greeley, July 15, 1864p. 754
Address to the 164th Ohio Regiment, August 18, 1864p. 755
Address to the 166th Ohio Regiment, August 22, 1864p. 756
Letter to Mrs. Eliza P. Gurney, September 4, 1864p. 757
Letter to General U. S. Grant, September 22, 1864p. 758
Letter to Henry W. Hoffman, October 10, 1864p. 759
Response to a Serenade, October 19, 1864p. 760
Proclamation of Thanksgiving, October 20, 1864p. 761
Telegram to General P. H. Sheridan, October 22, 1864p. 763
Response to a Serenade, November 10, 1864p. 763
Letter to General W. S. Rosecrans, November 19, 1864p. 765
Letter to Mrs. Bixby, November 21, 1864p. 766
Story Written for Noah Brooks, December [6?], 1864p. 772
Annual Message to Congress, December 6, 1864p. 773
Letter to General W. T. Sherman, December 26, 1864p. 789
Letter to General U. S. Grant, January 19, 1865p. 790
Terms for General R. E. Lee's Capitulation, March 3, 1865p. 791
Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865p. 792
Letter to Thurlow Weed, March 15, 1865p. 794
Address to the 140th Indiana Regiment, March 17, 1865p. 794
Telegram to General U. S. Grant, April 2, 1865p. 796
Last Public Address, April 11, 1865p. 796
Telegram to General Godfrey Weitzel, April 12, 1865p. 802
Sources and Bibliography
Sources of Textp. 805
Works Cited in the Notesp. 818
Indexp. 823
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ISBN: 9780306810756
ISBN-10: 0306810751
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 843
Published: 6th December 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.34  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1