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Elaine Engst and Edward Baptist present one of Cornell's greatest treasures, one of five known copies of the Gettysburg Address in Abraham Lincoln's handwriting.
President Lincoln wrote out the manuscript at the request of historian and diplomat George Bancroft, whose stepson, Colonel Alexander Bliss, was collecting manuscripts for a lithographed volume of facsimiles to be sold at a fund-raising event to assist wounded soldiers.