President Lincoln's Speech at Gettysburg, recited by Len Spencer.
In his great November 19, 1863 address, President Abraham Lincoln beseeched a somber nation to be dedicated to the unfinished cause and task facing this "new nation", that they be devoted to its "proposition that all men are created equal" and, by doing so, bring forth "a new birth of freedom".
Rare for most speeches, Lincoln's historic address fits perfectly in a two-minute wax cylinder recording.
The date of this cylinder is somewhat uncertain, but it seems to be a re-make of Spencer's September 1902 recording.
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