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    [Abraham Lincoln]: Period Copy of September 4, 1864 Letter to Eliza Gurney. 4.5" x 7" bifolium writing paper containing a transcript of a "Letter to Mrs. Gurney" written by Abraham Lincoln on September 4, 1864, to the widow of a prominent Quaker and philanthropist, Joseph John Gurney, who had recently died [see "Collected Works" volume 7]. It also reprints Lincoln's brief autobiography as published in Klansman's "Dictionary of Congress" in 1858, along with two other excerpts from his writings. The first excerpt relates Lincoln's religious views in regards to the war, many of which were later incorporated into his Second Inaugural Address. The second deals with the legal and technical issues connected with conducting the 1864 Presidential election in Union-occupied Tennessee. The third deals with moral opposition to the war and Lincoln's effort to accommodate those feelings. Slight loss to lower right corner, not affecting any of the text. Undated, but likely written in late 1864 or early 1865.

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