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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... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 170
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries, Volume 24

United States - 1890
...second annual message, dated December i, 1862, President Lincoln said : " Fellow Citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this congress and this administration...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 398 pages
...must think anew and act anew. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and of this administration will be remembered in spite of...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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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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LIFE OF LINCOLN

CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN - 1892
...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,...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - 1892 - 542 pages
...anew. We must disiuthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. . We, of this Congress and this administration,...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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Life on the Circuit with Lincoln: With Sketches of Generals Grant, Sherman ...

Henry Clay Whitney - Booksellers and bookselling - 1892 - 601 pages
...nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and in eternity. * * * We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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McClure's Magazine ..., Volume 12

1899
...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...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - 1893 - 542 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,...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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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...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We say that we are for the Union. The world will...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - Presidents - 1893 - 542 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,...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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