News

Unlikely Place to Find Lincoln Letters: Alabama

Unlikely Place to Find Lincoln Letters: Alabama

A documentary project about Abraham Lincoln has scanned two previously unknown papers from the former president for its collection. And they turned up in the heart of Dixie.

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a project dedicated to identifying and publishing all documents written by or to Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime.

The first letter is from Lincoln to his former secretary of war, Simon Cameron, in 1863. The second is an endorsement Lincoln wrote on an 1862 letter from a New York firearms dealer trying to locate rifles for Illinois soldiers. The documents are from the University of Alabama Libraries.

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is administered by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Recent Headlines

in Election 2014, Local

New Subpoena Issued in NRI Probe

NRI

Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program.

in Local

JCAR Wants More Time to Consider Fracking Rules

water

A legislative panel said Tuesday that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect.

in Local

UIUC Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Professor

university illinois

Wise told the campus' Senate Executive Committee on Monday that the university's board of trustees will be asked to consider approving the hiring of future tenured faculty much earlier in the process.

in Local

Belleville “Needles in Meat” Man Again Seeking Bond

jail

A Metro East man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called "booby traps'' wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond.

in Election 2014, Local

Rauner Tied to Medicaid Fraud, Vallas Says

medicaid

He's not involved, spokesman says