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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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Abraham Lincoln

Henry Bryan Binns - 1907 - 379 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." And on the next day he wrote, in answer...
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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 288 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 93. A Change of...
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New Perspectives on Race and Slavery in America: Essays in Honor of Kenneth ...

Robert H. Abzug, Stephen E. Maizlish - History - 1986 - 206 pages
...had been completely abolished. Lincoln himself voiced this belief when he wrote to a Kentucky editor: "If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and...causes to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God."2 When the Thirty-eighth Congress convened in December 1863, the Radical Republicans launched...
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Abraham Lincoln, Public Speaker

Waldo W. Braden - History - 1993 - 119 pages
...party or any man devised or expected. God alone can claim it. Whether it is tending seems planned. 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.* 9 This passage anticipated the central...
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Robert Penn Warren and American Idealism

John Burt - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 238 pages
...that continued in the struggle. For instance in a letter of 1864 to the editor in Kentucky, he says "If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North, as well as the South, shall pay finally for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Isaac Newton Arnold - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 471 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...causes to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God."1 The history of the emancipation proclamation has already been told. It had been issued by him...
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Not So!: Popular Myths about America from Columbus to Clinton

Paul F. Boller - Fiction - 1995 - 278 pages
...purposes: "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."lz When Lincoln came to give his Second...
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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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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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