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" I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man, devised or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is... "
The Life and Administration of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History ...
edited by - 1865 - 183 pages
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The Living Age ..., Volume 306

1920
...bewildering intricacy; the careworn figure of the President is left sitting at the centre and saying, ' I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me'; and in no book (unless it be the masterly little volume which Major Putnam wrote for his sons) is there...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 106

1910
...they are within his reach. Said Abraham Lincoln, 'I claim not to have controlled events, but confess that events have controlled me. Now at the end of...nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected.' There spoke not the dignified statesman of the academic tradition who moulds...
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - Slavery - 1857 - 420 pages
...He appeared to himself rather as an instrument. " I claim not," he once said in this connection, " to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me." In 1864, when a petition was sent to him from some children that there should be no more child slaves,...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 11

1865
...was not in the verbal conversation. In telling this tale, I attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess...party, or any man, devised or expected. God alone can claun it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 1864 - 510 pages
...was not in the verbal conversation. In telling this tale, I attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess...now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 8 pages
...was not in the verbal conversation. In telling this tale, I attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess...now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as well as yon of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that...
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HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN

HENRY J. RAYMOND. - 1864
...was not in the verbal conversation. In telling this tale, I attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess...now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 496 pages
...telling this tale, I attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled eTents, but confess plainly that events have controlled me....now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that...
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Patriotism in Poetry and Prose: Being Selected Passages from Lectures and ...

James Edward Murdoch - Patriotic poetry, American - 1864 - 172 pages
...not in the verbal conversation. In telling this tale, I attempt no compliment to my own saga-- city. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess...claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as well as you of the South,...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 440 pages
...tale, I attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but con fan plainly that events have controlled me. Now at the...of three years* struggle, the nation's condition is m>t what either party, or any man devised, or expected. Ood alone can claim it. Whither it Is tending...
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