By Roy P. Basler
The so much entire and readable one-volume selection of Lincoln's writings ever released. -David Herbert Donald.
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SPEED FEBRUARY 25, 1842 LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED MARCH 27, 1842 LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED JULY 4, 1842 A LETTER FROM THE LOST TOWNSHIPS AUGUST 27, 1842 CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT THE LINCOLN-SHIELDS DUEL. SEPTEMBER 17, 1842 MEMORANDUM OF INSTRUCTIONS TO E. H. MERRYMAN, LINCOLN’S SECOND SEPTEMBER 19, 1842 LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED OCTOBER 5, 1842 LETTER TO JAMES S. IRWIN NOVEMBER 2, 1842 LETTER TO SAMUEL D. MARSHALL NOVEMBER 11, 1842 LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED MARCH 24, 1843 LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED MAY 18, 1843 LETTER TO WILLIAMSON DURLEY OCTOBER 3, 1845 LETTER TO HENRY E.
And now comes Mr. Basler to lay before you the best writings and speeches of Lincoln for you to find what of Lincoln is usable for these terrific history-shaping years. As a writer and speaker Lincoln had several styles and used them according to what events and occasions demanded. Plain talk, blunt and utterly lucid statements, these are to be found in plenty throughout his writings and speeches. Then again you may find him employing a prose that is cadenced, sonorous, masterly and having its relation to certain masterpieces of literature that had become part of him.
STUART JANUARY 20, 1841 LETTER TO JOHN T. STUART JANUARY 23, 1841 LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED JUNE 19, 1841 LETTER TO MISS MARY SPEED SEPTEMBER 27, 1841 LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED JANUARY 3, 1842 LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED FEBRUARY 3, 1842 EULOGY ON BENJAMIN FERGUSON FEBRUARY 8, 1842 LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED FEBRUARY 13, 1842 TEMPERANCE ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE SPRINGFIELD WASHINGTON TEMPERANCE ... LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED FEBRUARY 25, 1842 LETTER TO JOSHUA F. SPEED FEBRUARY 25, 1842 LETTER TO JOSHUA F.