1859/12 - Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Autobiographical Sketch

1859/12 - Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Autobiographical Sketch

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1859/12 - Abraham Lincoln's 1859 Autobiographical Sketch - "I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again..."

Abraham Lincoln's
1859 Autobiographical Sketch​

View attachment 403013In December of 1859, Lincoln wrote an Autobiographical sketch about himself as a favor to a friendly republican newspaper editor named Jesse W. Fell, who worked in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Lincoln was at the time a leading contender for the 1860 Republican presidential nomination, and this summary was intended to be used for the Republican...

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