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September 25, 1858
Lincoln is serenaded by the Republican Clay Club at his home in Springfield, Illinois, in support of his Senate candidacy.

September 30, 1859
Lincoln speaks at the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee on the subject of agriculture.

October 1, 1864
President Lincoln issues an order of thanks to 100-day troops from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Lincoln's Words
"I appeal to you again to constantly bear in mind that with you, and not with politicians, not with Presidents, not with office-seekers, but with you, is the question, "Shall the Union and shall the liberties of this country be preserved to the latest generation?"
--Speech to Gov. Morton in Indianapolis, February 11, 1861

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