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" We, even we here, hold the power and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth. "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 171
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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Life of Gen. Ben Harrison

Lew Wallace - Presidents - 1888 - 578 pages
...nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope of earth. * * * The way is plain, peaceful, glorious, just — a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud and God must forever bless." In 1864, by a respectable majority in the popular vote and a large one in the electoral college, Mr....
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Life of Gen. Ben Harrison

Lew Wallace, George Alfred Townsend - Presidents - 1888 - 578 pages
...the President thus explains this act: "In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free, honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly'save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope of earth. * * * The way is plain, peaceful, glorious,...
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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1890 - 423 pages
...power and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve....will forever applaud, and God must forever bless. A. LINCOLN. LETTER TO MR. WOOD, DECEMBER 12, 1862. My Dear Sir: — Your letter of the 8th, with the...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 6

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve....will forever applaud, and God must forever bless. No immediate action followed this patriotic appeal. No indications of reviving unionism were manifested...
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The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries, Volume 24

United States - 1890
...power and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve....will forever applaud, and God must forever bless." JONATHAN STURGES — The following story is told of Jonathan Sturges's arrival in New York and meeting...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 6

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve....Other means may succeed, this could not fail. The way AMua™' is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which, if fol- ID™a?J)' lowed, the world will...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 398 pages
...power and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable, alike, in what we give and what we preserve....if followed, the world will forever applaud and God will forever bless." The final proclamation was issued January i, 1863, and was a document which will...
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Lincoln, His Life and Time: Being the Life and Public Services of ..., Volume 1

Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1891 - 808 pages
...power and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave we as«ure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve....of earth. Other means may succeed ; this could not, cannot fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which, if followed, the world will...
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Young Folks' History of the United States

Thomas Wentworth Higginson - United States - 1891 - 433 pages
...President thus explained this act : — " In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free, honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the Jast best hope of earth. . . . The way is plain, peaceful, glorious, just, — a way, which, if followed,...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - 1892 - 542 pages
...the power and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the/?w — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve....will forever applaud, and God must forever bless." The War Department was a part of the Administration. Why such inefficiency at Washington ? Why were...
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