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Collection Reference Number GLC08085
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1837 
Title Abraham Lincoln to Mary Owens regarding marriage
Date 7 May 1837
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Recipient Vineyard, Mary Owens  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description To the woman he almost married: "Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented." Owens rejected Lincoln's marriage proposal in 1837, the second of the three main loves of Lincoln's life; Anna Rutledge, Mary Owens and Mary Todd. Basler, Roy P. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1953), Vol. I 1824 - 1828.
Subjects President  Women's History  Marriage  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Vineyard, Mary Owens (1808-1877)  
Place written Springfield, Illinois
Theme The Presidency; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859