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Thomas J. Pickett to Abraham Lincoln, April 13, 1859

Thomas J. Pickett to Abraham Lincoln, April 13, 1859 (Page 1)
This brief note from newspaper editor Thomas J. Pickett offers one of the earliest known examples of plans to promote Abraham Lincoln for the presidency. Yet Lincoln's response on April 16 provided an important illustration of the emerging candidate's cautious strategy. Pickett's reference to Lincoln's lecture on "Inventions" referred to a historical speech that the future president was then offering for a fee to audiences on the impact of technology (By Matthew Pinsker)

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