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Page “Emilie predicts that President Lincoln will win reelection.”

November 8-10, 1864

November, TUESDAY, 8, 1864.

rainy angain to day to day  is the great election i think lincoln will gain the day i did not go to meeting for fear somthing might happeen


Ellan came home yesterday morning did not come up to see untill this evening i fear i will have to hold that against her i as delighted to see her never the less she spent the


evening with me it has bin a very stormy week i will  [strikethrough] not get out to day i went down to mr livelys he did not give me a new lesson Nell was up vincent came up he

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The Daily Age published a speech issued by President Lincoln, citing voting returns from the recent election as evidence that “the war will cease on the part of the Government whenever it shall cease on the part of those who began it.”

On November 8, 1864 Abraham Lincoln was reelected president, a vote that ensured the war would continue. Lincoln’s victory was by no means assured in the months prior to the election, as George McClellan was running on the Democratic ticket in favor of ending the war as quickly as possible.


2 Responses to “November 8-10, 1864”

  1. December 17, 2014 at 12:11 AM #

    I think the missing words in Nov. 8 might be “for fear”

    • December 22, 2014 at 9:58 PM #

      Thanks, Jon. We will look into this.

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