First Political Announcement: Abraham Lincoln-09/03/1832

The Sangamo Journal published this statement by Abraham Lincoln, who was seeking his first seat in the Illinois General Assembly. He lost the election, running eighth in a field of 13 candidates, but received a heavy majority in his own precinct -- despite being only 23 years old and a newcomer to the state and community.

Mirari Vos-condemnation of liberalism, free press and free thought by Pope Gregory 16

Mirari Vos (wonder at you) On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism Pope Gregory XVI - 1832 ON LIBERALISM AND RELIGIOUS INDIFFERENTISM To All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World. Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction. 1- We think…