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On a cold, rainy March 4, 1865, in Washington, D. C., Abraham Lincoln delivered the second shortest inaugural address in American history. The president spoke for fewer than seven minutes, 701 words, but it has never been matched for its content and poetry. Lincoln revealed more of himself in this speech than any other president has done in his inaugural address.