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THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY IN SPRINGFIELD IS NOW HOME TO TWO NEW UNIQUE FINDS.
 
THE FIRST ITEM IS A LARGE OIL CANVAS PAINTED BY WILLIAM MORTON JACKSON RICE IN THE LATE 1800S SAYS STATE HISTORIAN SAM WHEELER.
 
 
THE SECOND DONATED ITEM IS AN ANGRY LETTER FROM LINCOLN TO ANDREW MCCORMACK...A FELLOW MEMBER OF A GROUP OF LEGISLATORS CALLED “THE LONG NINE.” LINCOLN CHASTISED MCCORMACK FOR PLANNING TO VOTE AGAINST THE GROUP IN THE LETTER, WHICH WAS LIKELY WRITTEN IN JANUARY OF 1839.
 

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