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Newlywed Lincolns

This letter finds the Lincolns about halfway through their post-wedding residence in Springfield’s Globe Tavern. Abraham writes to his best friend Joshua Speed, in Kentucky, who had also recently married. The letter covers a variety of topics, including Mary’s opinion that a friend has recently married a “dunce” and a wink to Robert’s impending birth as “coming events.”

MS-1843.05.18 – Lincoln to Speed – discusses living in Globe Tavern, impending move to a house, and hints at Robert’s coming birth

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