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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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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 20; Volume 42

Literature - 1891
...controlled me. Now, at the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what cither 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. Yours truly, A. LINCOLN. Those few words...
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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 1

John Wien Forney - Statesmen - 1873 - 444 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...attest and revere the justice and goodness of God." From his speech at the Philadelphia Fair, June 16, 1864 : " It is a pertinent question, often asked...
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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 3

Henry Wilson - Slavery - 1877
...me. Now, at the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what any party or any man expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending...attest and revere the justice and goodness of God." Seldom have reverent loyalty to God and an unselfish and unpartisan fealty to equity found simpler...
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The Baptist Home Mission Monthly, Volumes 25-26

Baptists - 1903
...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." So it proved. Abraham Lincoln was a seer....
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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 1

John Wien Forney - Statesmen - 1873 - 444 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...attest and revere the justice and goodness of God." From his speech at the Philadelphia Fair, June 16, 1864 : " It is a pertinent question, often asked...
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The Lincoln Memorial ; Album-immortelles: Original Life Pictures, with ...

Osborn Hamiline Oldroyd - 1882 - 543 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...attest and revere the justice and goodness of God. When clos'd years since the fratricidal strife, One latest victim offer'd up his life, That plain,...
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The Pioneer Boy: And how He Became President, The Story of the Life of ...

William Makepeace Thayer - Country life - 1882 - 395 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." His memorable letter to Horace Greeley...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - United States - 1882 - 655 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 it. Whither it is tending seoms plain. If Coil now with the removal of a great wrong, and wills a No that we of the North, as...
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Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life : Showing the Inner Growth ...

William Osborn Stoddard - Presidents - 1884 - 508 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...wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as well as yon of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein...
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Pleasant Hours with Illustrious Men and Women: With Many Personal Reminiscences

Thomas W. Handford - Biography - 1885 - 408 pages
...the end of three years' struggle, the nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and review the justice and goodness of God." The culminating event in Lincoln's career...
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