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" I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument... "
The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year - Page 414
1864
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The Hibbert Journal, Volume 15

Lawrence Pearsall Jacks, George Dawes Hicks, George Stephens Spinks, Lancelot Austin Garrard, H. L. Short - Philosophy - 1917 - 726 pages
...am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for...made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be a humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty and of this, his almost chosen people, for perpetuating...
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The Historian's Lincoln: Pseudohistory, Psychohistory, and History

Gabor S. Boritt, Norman O. Forness - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 486 pages
...am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for...chosen people for perpetuating the object of that great struggle.29 What is so surprising about Lincoln's many preinaugural appeals to divine authority is...
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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

Garry Wills - Death - 1992 - 324 pages
...I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, this Constitution, and the liberty of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle was made. [Italics added.] [SW 2.209] One cannot intelligently discuss Lincoln's attitude toward "the fathers"...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1992 - 550 pages
...am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for...for perpetuating the object of that great struggle. President-elect ABRAHAM LINCOLN, address to the New Jersey Senate, February 21, 1861.—7%e Collected...
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Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream

G. S. Boritt - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 418 pages
...am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for...for perpetuating the object of that great struggle. It was perhaps the emotion born of the remembrance of his own beginnings that so possessed Lincoln's...
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Lincoln in American Memory

Merrill D. Peterson - History - 1995 - 493 pages
...with the original idea for which the struggle was made, and I shall be happy indeed if I shall be a humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and...for perpetuating the object of that great struggle." Like previous clerical interpreters, Wolf set out to wrap Lincoln in the folds of Christianity. His...
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A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the ...

Matthew Spalding, Patrick J. Garrity - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 244 pages
...am exceedingly anxious that this Union, this Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for...people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle.17 This invocation of the battle of Trenton points towards Lincoln's interpretation of another...
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Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from ...

Abraham Lincoln, G. S. Boritt - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 208 pages
...perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle [of the American Revolution] was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall...for perpetuating the object of that great struggle. "Address to the New Jersey Senate at Trenton, New Jersey," February 21, 1861, reprinted in Collected...
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America's God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations

William J. Federer, William Joseph Federer - Literary Collections - 1994 - 868 pages
...am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for...struggle was made. And I shall be most happy, indeed, if 1 shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty. ..for perpetuating the object of that...
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Covenant and Constitutionalism: The Great Frontier and the Matrix of Federal ...

Daniel Judah Elazar - Political Science - 1998 - 312 pages
...am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for...for perpetuating the object of that great struggle. (Address to the New Jersey State Senate at Trenton, February 21, 186 1)7 In contrast to Calhoun, Lincoln...
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