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Christmas Lincoln letter sold for record sum

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Christmas letter of the 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln sold at auction for $ 60,000. As reported replyua.net citing CNN, Lincoln sent this letter on Christmas eve to the relatives of his wife. It is noted that the year of writing this letter is unknown, and Lincoln sent him during the Civil war, which lasted from 1861 to 1865.

In a letter sent to Lincoln urged “not to touch them, while Mr. and Mrs. Craig (relatives of the wife of Lincoln) behave as peaceful and loyal citizens of the United States.” Moreover, in his Christmas letter to us President called for the unification of fragmented war-torn country. However, the organizers of the auction say that, most likely, the President wrote this letter to the end of 1863, a few days before Christmas. Abraham Lincoln was President of USA from 1861 to 1865. He was the first head of state from the Republican party, the national hero of the American people and the liberator of the slaves.

Lincoln himself came from a family of a very poor farmer, and all his young years he was engaged in heavy physical labor. Lincoln actually had no education. He went to school about 1 year, after which he independently learned to read and write and was even able to pass the exams, having received permission to practice law.

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