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" Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 407
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - United States - 1882 - 655 pages
...and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, vu cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this...in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We lay we aie for the Union. The wor d will not. forget that we say this. We know how to gave the Union....
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln

Charles Maltby - Presidents - 1884 - 318 pages
...the session. The following is an extract from the closing part of his message : "Fellow-citizens — We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance pr insignificance can spare one or the other of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light...
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Proceedings of the Reunion Society of Vermont Officers, ... with ..., Volume 2

Reunion Society of Vermont Officers - Local history - 1906
...we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves and then we shall save the country. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us...in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We, even here, hold the power and bear the responsibility." What an earnestness in these stirring words;...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

Isaac N. Arnold - Illustrated books - 1885 - 462 pages
...efforts. " We cannot," says he, " escape history. We will be remembered in spite of ourselves. * * * * The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation."9 In the midst of the war, we pause to give a history of this thirteenth, and far most...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress. House - United States
...anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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The Great Conspiracy: Its Origin and History

John Alexander Logan - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1886 - 810 pages
...and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our Country. "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. " We say we are for the Union. The World will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. '...
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Marching to Victory: The Second Period of the War of the Rebellion ..., Volume 5

Charles Carleton Coffin - United States - 1888 - 491 pages
...and act anew. We must disinthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. " Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress, and...honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we know how to save it. We— even we here —...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we can not escape history. We, of this Congress and this Administration,...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries, Volume 24

United States - 1890
...— In his second annual message, dated December i, 1862, President Lincoln said : " Fellow Citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 6

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...anew and act anew. We must disenthral ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress, and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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