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Note to Salmon Chase


     NOVEMBER 17, 1863




     I expected to see you here at Cabinet meeting, and to say something about going to Gettysburg. There will be a train to take and return us. The time for starting is not yet fixed; but when it shall be, I will notify you.

     Our sick boy, for whom you kindly inquire, we hope is past the worst.

          Yours truly,

                    A. Lincoln


Note that Salmon Chase did not go to Gettysburg.

see also: Lincoln's note to Salmon Chase, Lincoln's letter to Edward Everett

source: Basler, Roy P. (editor). The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, volume VII, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953, p. 15.


...we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

    - Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

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