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Letter from Lincoln fetches $3.4m

By Kate Augusto
Globe Correspondent / April 4, 2008

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Abraham Lincoln's addresses are still making history. A private American collector bought a letter at auction yesterday that Lincoln wrote to some schoolchildren in Concord in 1864. The $3.4 million purchase set a record for an American manuscript, said James Cornelius, curator of the Lincoln collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Ill. (Full article: 244 words)

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