From a letter to Albert G. Hodges,
In this project an actual letter from President Lincoln
to an Albert G. Hodges will be studied and used to find out just
what the President thought about slavery, African-Americans, and
abolition. The actual three-page letter should be read before
starting the other two components of the activity.
The original hand-written pages will be used to locate hotlink
words and then list them and define them on paper.
The student should use the transcribed version of the 3-page
letter to search for highlighted phrases, and go to the hotspot
link to answer questions. Directions will be stated on each
1. Read the actual hand-written letter to Albert G. Hodges.
This can be difficult because of clarity and meaning, but try to
get a feel for what the letter (three pages) is about.
2. Using the original hand-written pages of the famous "Hodges
Letter," find the highlighted words that are hotlinks. Click
the link, and record the meaning of the word on paper.
3. After finding and listing the vocabulary/definitions, use
the "transcribed version" of the letter, and go though the pages
to click the highlighted (yellow) phrases. Record the phrases
on paper, and write a short response as to what the phrase
letter is posted on the Library of Congress Memories Collection.
Click Here to view the original letter.
Transcribed and Marked Letter to Hodges
Lincoln and the Abolitionist Home Page
16th President Slavery Page
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