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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 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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Citizen Lincoln

Ward McAfee - History - 2004 - 229 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." Abraham Lincoln to Albert G. Hodges of...
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Alfred Kazin's America: Critical and Personal Writings

Alfred Kazin, Ted Solotaroff - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 592 pages
...nation's condition is not what either party, or what any man, devised or expecred, God alone can claim it, If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and...that we of the North as well as you of the South, will pay fairly for our complicity m that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to atrest...
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - History - 2005 - 370 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. Yours truly A. Lincoln (7.282) Rather than...
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The Soul of Abraham Lincoln

William Eleazar Barton - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 407 pages
...Kentucky newspaper editor Albert G. Hodges that "If God now wills the removal of a great wrong [slavery], and wills also that we of the North as well as you...that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God" (296-97). A skeptic could fairly ask: Aren't...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2006 - 265 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. Yours truly, A. LINCOLN u,' /PH>, ^ •...
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