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" I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man, devised or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is... "
THE AMERICAN CONFLICT: A HISTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLION IN THE UNITED STATES ... - Page 657
by HORACE GREELEY - 1866
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God & the American Writer

Alfred Kazin - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 272 pages
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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 216 pages
...controlled me. Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God. 16 In speaking at the Baltimore Sanitary...
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More Matter: Essays and Criticism

John Updike - Literary Collections - 1999 - 900 pages
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Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-government

Lucas E. Morel - History - 2000 - 251 pages
...controlled me. Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised or expected. God alone can claim...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God.56 He would repeat the sentiment two weeks...
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Lincoln of Kentucky

Lowell Harrison - History - 2000 - 305 pages
...controlled me. Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man, devised, or expected. God alone can claim...of the North as well as you of the South, shall pay dearly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and...
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The Politics of Moral Capital

John Kane, Professor of Politics and Public Policy John Kane - Philosophy - 2001 - 277 pages
...controlled me. Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God.82 With the war all but won and Reconstruction...
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The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's ...

the late Don E. Fehrenbacher - History - 2002 - 480 pages
...political arena: "Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised or expected. God alone can claim...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God."133 Lincoln was not a conventional Christian...
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We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

James M. McPherson - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 176 pages
...condition is not what either party, or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Wither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God."36 Lincoln's new vision was fully revealed...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
.... . I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. ... If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God." CHAPTER 2 2 Grant M wes into the Wilder...
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Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C., Part 3

Jeffrey F. Meyer - Religion - 2001 - 354 pages
...questions with which Lincoln had struggled so long. In a letter to Albert Hodges in Kentucky, he wrote, "If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God."40 He expressed that idea with greater...
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