The Language of Liberty (Conservative Leadership Series): The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

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This is the definitive single-volume collection of Abraham Lincoln's speeches and writings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895261762
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Conservative Leadership Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 824
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 2.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Select Bibliography
I "I Am Young and Unknown," 1832-1854 1
To the People of Sangamo County, March 9, 1832 9
To The Editor of the Sangamo Journal, June 13, 1836 13
Speech in the Illinois Legislature, January 11, 1837 14
Protest in Illinois Legislature on Slavery, March 3, 1837 22
Letter to Miss Mary Owens, May 7, 1837 23
Lyceum Address, January 27, 1838 24
Letter to Mrs. O. H. Browning, April 1, 1838 33
Subtreasury Speech, December 26, 1839 36
Letter to Mary Speed, September 27, 1841 55
Letter to Joshua Speed, January 3, 1842 57
Letter to Joshua Speed, February 3, 1842 59
Temperance Address, February 22, 1842 60
Letter to Joshua Speed, July 4, 1842 68
Correspondence about the Lincoln-Shields Duel, September 17, 1842 70
Memorandum of Instructions to E. H. Merryman, Lincoln's Second, September 19, 1842 72
"My Childhood Home I See Again," 1846, and "the Bearhunt," 1846 74
Resolutions in U.S. House of Representatives, December 22, 1847 80
War with Mexico, Speech in U.S. House of Representatives, January 12, 1848 82
Letter to William H. Herndon, February 15, 1848 90
Speech on Internal Improvements, June 20, 1848 92
Letters to Mary Todd Lincoln, April-July 1848 102
Presidential Question: Speech, U.S. House of Representatives, July 27, 1848 106
Remarks and Resolution Concerning the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, January 10, 1849 121
Fragment: Notes for a Law Lecture, July 1, 1850 123
Letter to John D. Johnston, January 12, 1851 125
Resolutions in behalf of Hungarian Freedom, January 9, 1852 126
Eulogy on Henry Clay, July 6, 1852 129
Fragments on Government, July 1, 1854 140
II "A House Divided," 1854-1858 143
Fragments on Slavery, July 1, 1854 149
Peoria Speech, October 16, 1854 151
Letter to Owen Lovejoy, August, 11, 1855 184
Letter to George Robertson, August 15, 1855 186
Letter to Joshua Speed, August 24, 1855 188
Speech at Bloomington, Illinois, May 29, 1856 191
Sectionalism, October 1, 1856 193
The Dred Scott Decision: Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 26, 1857 197
A House Divided: Speech Delivered at Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858 208
Fragment on the Struggle against Slavery, July 1858 216
Speech in Reply to Douglas at Chicago, Illinois, July 10, 1858 217
Speech in Reply to Douglas at Springfield, Illinois, July 17, 1858 233
Fragment: On slavery, August 1, 1858 248
III The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858 251
First Joint Debate, at Ottawa, August 21, 1858 261
Mr. Douglas's Opening Speech 261
Mr. Lincoln's Reply 271
Mr. Douglas's Rejoinder 288
Second Joint Debate, at Freeport, August 27, 1858 294
Mr. Lincoln's Opening Speech 294
Mr. Douglas's Reply 303
Mr. Lincoln's Rejoinder 322
Third Joint Debate, at Jonesboro, September 15, 1858 328
Mr. Douglas's Speech 328
Mr. Lincoln's Reply 342
Mr. Douglas's Rejoinder 361
Fourth Joint Debate, at Charleston, September 18, 1858 369
Mr. Lincoln's Speech 369
Mr. Douglas's Reply 381
Mr. Lincoln's Rejoinder 400
Extract from Mr. Trumbull's Speech at Alton 407
Extract from Douglas's Speech at Jacksonville 415
Fifth Joint Debate, at Galesburgh, October 7, 1858 423
Mr. Douglas's Speech 423
Mr. Lincoln's Reply 434
Mr. Douglas's Rejoinder 450
Sixth Joint Debate, at Quincy, October 13, 1858 456
Mr. Lincoln's Speech 456
Mr. Douglas's Reply 467
Mr. Lincoln's Rejoinder 485
Seventh Joint Debate, at Alton, October 15, 1858 491
Mr. Douglas's Speech 491
Mr. Lincoln's Reply 504
Mr. Douglas's Rejoinder 523
IV "I Would Save the Union," 1859-1863 531
Letter to J. W. Fell, Autobiography, December 20, 1859 542
Address at Cooper Institute, New York, February 27, 1860 544
The Declaration, the Constitution, and the Union [1860] 561
Letter to George Ashmun, May 23, 1860 562
Address to the New Jersey Senate at Trenton, New Jersey, February 21, 1861 563
Address in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pensylvania, February 22, 1861 565
First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861 566
Message to Congress in Special Session, July 4, 1861 574
Letter to O. H. Browning, September 22, 1861 588
Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861 590
Message to Congress, March 6, 1862 606
Letter to James A. McDougall, March 14, 1862 608
Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives, April 16, 1862 610
Proclamation Revoking General Hunter's Order of Military Emancipation of May 9, 1862, May 19, 1862 611
Appeal to Border States to Favor Compensated Emancipation, July 12, 1862 613
Letter to August Belmont, July 31, 1862 615
Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862 616
Letter to General G. B. McClellan, October 13, 1862 618
Letter to General G. B. McClellan, October 24, 1862 620
Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862 620
Emancipation Preliminary Proclamation, September 22, 1862, and Final Emancipation January 1, 1863 639
V "The Last Full Measure," 1863-1865 645
To the Working Men of Manchester, England, January 19 1863 653
Letter to General Joseph Hooker, January 26, 1863 655
Letter to Mary Todd Lincoln, June 9, 1863 656
Letter to Erastus Corning and Others, June 12, 1863 656
Letter to General N. P. Banks, August 5, 1863 664
Letter to James Conkling, August 26, 1863 666
Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863 670
Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, December 8, 1863 671
To Frederick Steele, January 20, 1864 674
Letter to Governor Michael Hahn, March 13, 1864 675
Address at a Sanitary Fair in Baltimore, April 18, 1864 676
Letter to Charles Robinson, August 17, 1864 678
Letter to Henry W. Hoffman, October 10, 1864 680
Response to a Serenade, November 10, 1864 681
Letter to Mrs. Bixby, November 21, 1864 683
Annual Message to Congress, December 6, 1864 683
Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865 696
Last Public Address, April 11, 1865 698
VI Lincoln's "Political Faith" 703
The Lyceum Address, January 27, 1838 711
Temperance Address, February 22, 1842 719
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, July 4, 1842 727
Religious Views: Letter to the Editor of the Illinois Gazette, August 11, 1846 729
Handbill Replying to Charges of Infidelity, July 31, 1846 731
Fragment: Pro-Slavery Theology, October 1, 1858 732
Fragment: Notes for Speeches, October 1, 1858 733
Letter to H. L. Pierce and Others, April 6, 1859 734
Speech at Cincinnati, Ohio, September 17, 1859 736
Fragment on Free Labor, September 17, 1859 759
Speech at New Haven, Connecticut, March 6, 1860 760
Address to the New Jersey Senate at Trenton, February 21, 1861 776
Remarks to a Delegation of Progressive Friends, June 20, 1862 777
Reply to Emancipation Memorial Presented by Chicago Christians of All Denominations, September 13, 1862 778
Meditation on the Divine Will, September 30, 1862 784
Reply to Mrs. Eliza P. Gurney, October 26, 1862 785
Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863 786
To Edwin M. Stanton, February 5, 1864 787
To Albert Hodges, April 4, 1864 788
To George B. Ide, James R. Doolittle and A. Hubbell, May 30, 1864 790
Letter to Mrs. Eliza P. Gurney, September 4, 1864 791
Reply to Loyal Colored People of Baltimore upon Presentation of a Bible, September 7, 1864 792
Story Written for Noah Brooks, December 6, 1864 792
Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865 793
Letter to Thurlow Weed, March 15, 1865 795
Proclamations of Prayer and Thanksgiving 796
Index 801
Note on the Editors 825
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