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English: Page 2 of Judge David Wills' written invitation to President en:Abraham Lincoln to speak at the dedication of the cemetery in en:Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Via the en:Library of Congress collection.


...These Grounds will be consecrated and set apart to this sacred purpose, by appropriate ceremonies, on Thursday the 19th instant.

Hon. en:Edward Everett will deliver the Oration.

I am authorized by the Governors of the different States to invite you to be present and participate in these ceremonies, which will doubtless be very imposing and solemnly impressive.

It is the desire that, after the Oration, you, as Chief Executive of the Nation, formally set apart these grounds...
Date 2005-12-11 (original upload date)
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