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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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The History of Liberty: A Paper Read Before the New York Historical Society ...

John F. Aiken - Europe - 1877 - 163 pages
...and the patriots of our own time, worthy of the respect of the world.* * "Fellow-citizens, 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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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 1

John Wien Forney - Statesmen - 1873
...rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthral ourselves, and then we shall save our country. " Fellow-citizens,...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us clown, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - United States - 1882 - 655 pages
...anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, vu cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this Administration,...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
...session. The following is an extract from the closing part of his message : "Fellow-citizens — We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration...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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Marching to Victory: The Second Period of the War of the Rebellion ..., Volume 5

Charles Carleton Coffin - United States - 1888 - 491 pages
...anew. We must disinthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. " Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress, and this administration...are for the Union. The world will not forget that we know how to save it. We— even we here — hold the power and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom...
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Lincoln, His Life and Time: Being the Life and Public Services of ..., Volume 1

Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1891 - 808 pages
...anew. We must disinthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. NC' person.nl significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through...
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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1893 - 116 pages
...could be free. Closing Paragraph of Message to Congress, December i, 1862. SELLOW-CITIZENS, 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 Presidents of the United States 1789-1894

James Grant Wilson - Presidents - 1894 - 526 pages
...constitutional action, concluding his message with this impassioned appeal : " Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this congress and this administration...through which we pass will light us down in honor or in dishonor to the latest generation. We — even we here — hold the power and bear the responsibility....
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