May 29, 2009

National Archives Recovers Lost Lincoln Letter

I heard a nice NPR story on the way home last night about this letter from Abraham Lincoln that was just returned to the National Archives:

"The National Archives on Thursday added a new prize to its collection of historic documents — a letter written in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln.

"Lincoln penned the two-sentence missive about a personnel issue to Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase on executive mansion stationery on Nov. 14, 1863 — just five days before delivering the Gettysburg Address."

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