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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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Liberty Documents: With Contemporary Exposition and Critical Comments Drawn ...

Albert Bushnell Hart - Constitutional history - 1901 - 458 pages
...anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, aud 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 honour or dishonour, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Early History, Political Career, Speeches in ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett, Charles Walter Brown - Presidents - 1902 - 448 pages
...rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disinthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens,...The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We tay we are for the Union. The world will not...
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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln: Condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham ...

John George Nicolay - Presidents - 1902 - 578 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,...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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Fiscal, Economic, and Social Crises Confronting American Cities: Hearings ...

United States, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs - Cities and towns - 1993 - 654 pages
...went on to say: We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of our selves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare...of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will Tight us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation. We say we are for the Union? The World does...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - Quotations, English - 1993 - 520 pages
...convention. He was elected to the Senate from Maine and served from June 13, 1820, to 1827, and 1829-1833. can spare one or another of us. 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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Prologue

Archives - 1993
...is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. . . . 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 honor or dishonor, to the latest...
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Lincoln in American Memory

Merrill D. Peterson - History - 1995 - 496 pages
...cannot escape history," the President intoned at the close of his annual message to Congress in 1862. "We of this Congress and this administration will...significance, or insignificance, can spare one or the other of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 714 pages
...and then we shall save our country." "Fellow-citizens," he began his concluding paragraph, "we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. . . . We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it." Now the time had come...
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Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from ...

Abraham Lincoln, Peter C. Vermilyea, G. S. Boritt, Jakob B. Boritt, Deborah R. Huso - History - 1996 - 162 pages
...Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, v. 8, p. 155. Rutgers University Press (1953, 1 990). REMEMBRANCE We of this Congress and this administration will be...or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. "Annual Message to Congress," December 1 , 1 862, reprinted in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln,...
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The Strange Sad War Revolving: Walt Whitman, Reconstruction, and the ...

Libero Mancuso, Luke Mancuso - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 152 pages
...for qualified emancipation of Southern black Americans with a warning: "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" (Lincoln V, 537). Though Appomattox was two and...
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