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FACSIMILE OF CLOSING PARAGRAPH FROM THE ORIGINAL DRAFT OF LINCOLN'S LETTER TO A. G. HODGES, OF APRIL 4, 1864.

SEE PAGES 508-9.

COMPLETE WORKS

COMPRISING HIS SPEECHES, LETTERS, STATE
PAPERS, AND MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS

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Copyright, 1894, by John G. NICOLAY

and JOHN HAY.

THE DE VINNE PRESS.

COMPLETE WORKS OF

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

VOLUME TWO

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