Manuscript/Mixed Material Image 1 of Abraham Lincoln papers: Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916: Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, November 20, 1863 (Lincoln's remarks at Gettysburg)

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From Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln1, November 20, 1863

1 The following letter was written the day after Everett and Lincoln had spoken at the dedication of the military cemetery at Gettysburg.

225 H Street 1863.

My dear Sir,

Not wishing to intrude upon your privacy, when you must be much engaged, I beg leave, in this way, to thank you very sincerely for your great thoughtfulness for my daughter's accommodation on the Platform yesterday, & much kindness otherwise to me & mine at Gettysburg.

Permit me also to express my great admiration of the thoughts expressed by you, with such eloquent simplicity & appropriateness, at the consecration of the Cemetery. I should be glad, if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes. My son who parted from me at Baltimore & my daughter, concur in this sentiment.

I remain, dear Sir, most respectfully Yours,

Edward Everett.

I hope your anxiety for your child was relieved on your arrival.2

2 Tad Lincoln had been ill with a fever when Lincoln departed for Gettysburg on November 18. The boy soon recovered, but Lincoln became ill with varioloid, a mild form of smallpox, and was quarantined for three weeks after his return from Gettysburg.

Transcribed and annotated by the Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College. Galesburg, Illinois.

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Title
Abraham Lincoln papers: Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916: Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, November 20, 1863 (Lincoln's remarks at Gettysburg)
Contributor Names
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Created / Published
November 20, 1863
Subject Headings
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-  United States--Politics and government--1861-1865
-  Presidents--United States
-  Manuscripts
Genre
Manuscripts
Notes
-  Lincoln's remarks at Gettysburg
Call Number/Physical Location
series: Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916
Source Collection
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
Repository
Manuscript Division
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/ms000001.mss30189a.2813300
Language
english
Online Format
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Original Format
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Lincoln, Abraham. Abraham Lincoln papers: Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833 to 1916: Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln, Friday,Lincoln's remarks at Gettysburg. 1863. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mal2813300/.

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Lincoln, A. (1863) Abraham Lincoln papers: Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833 to 1916: Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln, Friday,Lincoln's remarks at Gettysburg. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mal2813300/.

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Lincoln, Abraham. Abraham Lincoln papers: Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833 to 1916: Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln, Friday,Lincoln's remarks at Gettysburg. 1863. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mal2813300/>.

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