Lincoln, Abraham


Lincoln, Abraham
(1809-1865)
   Fourteenth president of the United States.
   Index: B Believed by George Brown to be favourable to renewal of Reciprocity Treaty, 192.
   Bib.: For biog. sketch, and bibliog. of lives, see Cyc. Am. Biog.; Larned, Lit. Am. Hist.

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