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Lincoln, Robert T. (1843-1926) to Isaac Markens re: enclosing a piece of Lincoln manuscript

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07519.02 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Robert T. (1843-1926) Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1919/05/20 Pagination: 1 p. 20 x 12.3 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07519.02 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Robert T. (1843-1926) Place Written: Washington Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1919/05/20 Pagination: 1 p. 20 x 12.3 cm

"I am enclosing to you a piece of Lincoln mss which is not exciting but is characteristic. It was no doubt held in President Lincoln's hand when making the address to Mr. Molina..."

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