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November 16, 1858

“‘And This Too Shall Pass Away’ – Never Fear.”

At an even more fraught and divisive moment in our past, Abraham Lincoln lost an epic contest - and so 160 years ago wrote this letter, whose final words, echoing King Solomon, are once more worth heeding. "'And this too shall pass away.' Never fear."



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