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Lincoln"s inaugural and first message to Congress, 1861 by Abraham Lincoln

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Published by P.P. Simmons in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

SeriesAmerican history leaflets : colonial and constitutional -- no. 18, American history leaflets -- no. 18.
ContributionsHart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943, ed, Channing, Edward, 1856-1931 ed
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. ;
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24361030M

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