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 Posted: Mon Sep 22nd, 2008 02:50 pm
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I have this vague recollection that the importance of openning the Mississippi River was to help out the shipping needs of states such as Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.  Wasn't a Mississippi River "running unvexed to the sea" politically important to Lincoln?

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