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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: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ... - Page 427
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 842 pages
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Abraham Lincoln: His Life and Public Services

Phebe Ann Hanaford - Presidents United States Biography - 1865 - 216 pages
...emancipation, how earnest and outspoken were his words ! In his Annual Message he said, " We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. . . . We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save...
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The National Tragedy: Four Sermons Delivered Before the First Congregational ...

William James Potter - Bible - 1865 - 67 pages
...rise with the occasion. * * We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. * * No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through whieli we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. * •» * ^Y^ —...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865 - 1866 - 544 pages
...the closing paragraph of the message : "Fellow citizens," — thus reads the passage — "We cannot escape history. We of this Congress, and this Administration,...honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We say that 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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The History of Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1866 - 720 pages
...for the system of compensated emancipation in these memorable words : " Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration,...insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial throagh which we pass, will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we...
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The Great Rebellion: A History of the Civil War in the United States, Volume 1

J. T. Headley - United States - 1866 - 508 pages
...anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this Administration,...be remembered in spite of» ourselves. No personal signifieance, or insignifieance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass,...
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President Lincoln; Self-pourtrayed

John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow - Presidents - 1866 - 239 pages
...insistence, Mr. Lincoln concluded with the following weighty words : — " Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. . . . The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honour or dishonour, to the latest...
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: His Life and Public Services

MRS. P. A. HANAFORD - 1866
...emancipation, how earnest and outspoken were his words ! In his Annual Message he said, " We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. . . . We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: For the Young Man and the Sabbath School

William Cunningham Gray - 1868 - 200 pages
...rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. " Fellow-citizens,...down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. * * In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike to what we give...
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Speeches on Political Questions [1850-1868]

George Washington Julian - Civil rights - 1872 - 472 pages
...language of our patriotic Chief Magistrate, that " We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and of this administration will be remembered in spite of...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free ; honorable alike in what we give and...
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A complete history of the great rebellion; or, The civil war in the United ...

James Moore (M.D.) - 1875
...must think and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. We cannot escape history. We, of this Congress, and this administration,...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just—a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud,...
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