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New-York Semi-weekly Tribune.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09085 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Newspaper Date: Pagination: 8 p.

Summary of Content: Printing Lincoln's House Divided Speech, given on June 16th, at the Republican State Convention: "...'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free..." Also reporting on laying of the Transatlantic telegraph cable.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: SlaveryPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsPresidentsElectionRepublican PartyScience and TechnologyAfrican American History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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