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Lincoln means Benjamins for South End

Auction of letter to fund grants through foundation

Alexander Gardner’s “Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 8 November 1863.” Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. (photo courtesy of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)
Alexander Gardner’s “Portrait of Abraham Lincoln, 8 November 1863.” Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. (photo courtesy of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)
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Abraham Lincoln is all the talk in Albany, but it’s not just because the film about his final months in office has been nominated for seven 2013 Golden Globe awards. America’s 16th president is also making news because of a letter he wrote in 1863 that has ties to the area. The letter was recently auctioned off by Sotheby’s, and a significant portion of the proceeds from its sale have been dedicated to a fund ...

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