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The Wills family hosts President Lincoln for the night in Gettysburg

The Wills House, Gettysburg, circa, 1890
11/18/1863
Abraham Lincoln had left Washington at noon by train for Gettysburg, and arrived at nightfall.  He was escorted to the home of 32-year old attorney David WIlls on the town square where he and Edward Everett spent the night before the dedication of the new National Cemetery the next day.  Lincoln completed the framing of his remarks for the ceremony in his second floor bedroom that night. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
H. Orton Carmichael, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (New York: Abingdon Press, 1917), 41.  
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