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The Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ..
William Makepeace Thayer
No preview available - 2016
The Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln (Classic Reprint)
William Makepeace Thayer
No preview available - 2015
ability Abraham Lincoln Administration antislavery appears arms army believe Boston called carry cause character claim close Conduct consider Constitution Department desired duty election Emancipation enemy equal experience expressed fact favor feel force freedom friends GEORGE H give going Government greater hand heart History honest honor hope interest issued leader letter liberty live loyal M-Clellan mean measures military move never North object opinion party passed political Portrait position present preserve President Presidential Price principles proclamation prove Providence question Rebellion rebels received remarkable respect Results Richmond Senate sent simple slavery soldiers South speech success sympathy thing thought tion true truth Union United views visited volumes Washington White House whole WISE writer
Page 12 - The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts...
Page 8 - no one not in my position can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century. Here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again.
Page 11 - I therefore consider that in view of the Constitution and the laws the Union is unbroken, and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.
Page 12 - I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend" it. I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break, our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Page 32 - 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. \Vhither it is tending seems plain. If God 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 wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God.
Page 10 - It is true, as has been said by the president of the Senate, that very great responsibility rests upon me in the position to which the votes of the American people have called me. I am deeply sensible of that weighty responsibility. I cannot but know what you all know...
Page 27 - Was it possible to lose the nation, and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life, but a life is never wisely given to save a limb.
Page 44 - Blondin, stand up a little straighter — Blondin, stoop a little more — go a little faster — lean a little more to the north — lean a little more to the south.
Page 57 - As I understand, you telegraphed General Halleck that you cannot subsist your army at Winchester unless the railroad from Harper's Ferry to that point be put in working order. But the enemy does now subsist his army at Winchester, at a distance nearly twice as great from railroad transportation as you would have to do without the railroad last named.