Cover

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Title Page

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Copyright Page

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Contents

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pp. ix-x

Illustrations

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pp. xi-xii

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Preface

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pp. xiii-xxii

VIRTUALLY FROM 1Tm DAY the book Dear Mr. Lincoln1 was published in the fall of 1993, I have been urged to undertake a second volume of citizen correspondence to America's sixteenth president. And I have been armed with so much wonderful material ever since that the challenge has become a most welcome opportunity....

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xxiii-xxvi

IN UNDERTAKING THIS VOLUME, I have been blessed by assistance, support, and encouragement from friends and colleagues who have earned much more gratitude than I can begin to express. Most of all, I am indebted to my close friend, Judge Frank]. Williams of Hope Valley, Rhode Island, who again made available to me the vast resources of ...

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Introduction

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pp. xxvii-xxxvi

DURING THE CIVIL WAR, responsibility for the White House mailbag fell to a succession of staff aides: first, to John M. Hay, the future secretary of state who served as assistant private secretary throughout the Lincoln administration; then, when Hay required help, to the young Illinois ...

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A Note on Editorial Methods

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pp. xxxvii-xl

THE LETTERS on the following pages are presented chronologically, rather than by topic, to best provide a sense of the broad range of subjects that Lincoln's correspondents addressed daily. The editor has made a determined effort to preserve the letters in their original state. Misspellings ...

Photo Gallery

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pp. xli-l

1861

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pp. 1-34

1862

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pp. 35-80

1863

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pp. 81-118

1864

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pp. 119-196

1865

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pp. 197-236

Index

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pp. 237-244

Author Bio

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pp. 245-245

Back Cover

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