On Abraham Lincoln

This selection was taken from an address delivered before a joint session of Congress on February 12, 1959, by the American poet and Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg. I transcribed it in Anniversary for the blog. Attachment: on-abraham-lincoln.pdf

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Taming der Eiger

This article, taken from a well-known weekly news magazine and published in 1961, describes the conquest of a towering Swiss peak. I rewrote it for the blog in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: taming-der-eiger.pdf

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A Proclamation by the King

On October 27, 1775, King George III spoke before both houses of the British Parliament to discuss the growing concern about the rebellion in America, which he viewed as a traitorous action against himself and Great Britain. He began his speech by reading a “Proclamation of Rebellion” and urged Parliament to move quickly to end…

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