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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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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...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. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. December 1, 1862. December 3, 1862. — MESSAGE TO CONGRESS. To the Senate and House...
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Words of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1898 - 57 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. • Recommendation to Congress, March 6, 1862, in Regard to a Gradual and Compensated Emancipation1...
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The Presidents of the United States 1789-1894

James Grant Wilson - Presidents - 1894 - 526 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." It was hardly to be expected, however, that any action would be taken by congress before the lapse...
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On the Road to Total War: The American Civil War and the German Wars of ...

Stig Förster, Jorg Nagler - History - 2002 - 720 pages
...a call for action. "In giving freedom to the slave," he insisted, "we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve....save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth." American nationalism was again part of an ideal for the entire world. 27 Lincoln, Works. 5 : 338-9....
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Beyond Nola: New Orleans Reviews of Art

Terrington Calas, Steve Bachmann - Art - 2002 - 200 pages
...period with impressive eloquence: In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve....save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread...
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Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural

Ronald C. White - History - 2002 - 256 pages
...dishonor, to the latest generation. ... In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve....nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best, hope of earth.7 Lincoln shared with his contemporaries a belief in the special destiny of America. Where he...
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Tempered Strength: Studies in the Nature and Scope of Prudential Leadership

Ethan M. Fishman - Political Science - 2002 - 225 pages
...guaranteeing equality to all human beings: "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve....shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope on earth."40 While en route to his inauguration, Lincoln delivered a speech at Trenton, New Jersey,...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln: Competing Perspectives on Two ...

William D. Pederson, Michael R. Williams - History - 2003 - 287 pages
...Lincoln, FDR concluded: "This generation will 'nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth .... The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way...the world will forever applaud and God must forever bless.'"39 By January of 1939, Abraham Lincoln had become a New Deal Democrat. On January 7, 1939,...
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Abraham Lincoln Sculpture Created by Avard T. Fairbanks

Eugene F. Fairbanks, Avard Tennyson Fairbanks - 2002 - 168 pages
...the power and bear the responsibility in giving freedom to the slaves, we assure freedom to the free, we shall nobly save or meanly lose the last, best hope of earth." Upon returning from Virginia to Washington following the surrender of Robert E. Lee, Lincoln found...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 528 pages
...responsibility," he warned them. "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve....save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth." He assured an abolitionist delegation headed by Wendell Phillips in January, 1863, that although he...
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