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Unlikely Place to Find Lincoln Letters: Alabama

Unlikely Place to Find Lincoln Letters: Alabama

A documentary project about Abraham Lincoln has scanned two previously unknown papers from the former president for its collection. And they turned up in the heart of Dixie.

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a project dedicated to identifying and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime.

The first letter is from Lincoln to his former secretary of war, Simon Cameron, in 1863. The second is an endorsement Lincoln wrote on an 1862 letter from a New York firearms dealer trying to locate rifles for Illinois soldiers. The documents are from the University of Alabama Libraries.

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is administered by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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