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Month: January 2017

Yours Affectionately – January 28, 1863

Yours Affectionately – January 28, 1863

Met. Hotel N. Y. Wednesday Jany 28th 1863   My dear wife On Sunday night I succeeded in getting my papers through for a leave of absence for ten days. With the next mail I wrote to you to meet me at Albany coming by way of Springfield, writing to me both at Company Hall, Albany & Kingston so that I might meet you at Greenbush, opposite Albany. On Tuesday morning at 3 oclock I started with my horses for…

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Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech

Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech

“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the…

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