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" No one, not in my position, can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe ' all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century ; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon... "
HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY CONNECTICUT - Page 1106
by WOODBURY, CONN - 1872
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 13

1866
...Springfield for the White House (llth February, 1861), Mr. Lincoln had said that a duty devolved on him " perhaps greater than "that which has devolved upon any " other man since the days of Washing" ton." Prescient as those words were, they fell short of the truth. His duty was in effect...
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Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America, Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1866 - 610 pages
...not in my position can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a centnry; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. A duty devolves upon me which...
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Memorial Address on the Life and Character of Abraham Lincoln: Delivered, at ...

George Bancroft - 1866 - 69 pages
...crowd of his friends and neighbors, whom he was never more to meet, he spoke a solemn farewell : " I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty has devolved upon me, greater than that which has devolved upon any other man since Washington. He...
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Memorial Address on the Life and Character of Abraham Lincoln: Delivered, at ...

George Bancroft - 1866 - 69 pages
...the crowd of his friends and neighbors, whom he was never more to meet, he spoke a solemn farewell: " I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty has devolved upon me, greater than that which has devolved upon any other man since Washington. He...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 93

1867
...can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here have I lived more than a quarter of a century ; here my children...upon me, which is, perhaps, greater than that which hai devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington. He never would have succeeded except...
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The Forest Boy: A Sketch of the Life of Abraham Lincoln. For Young People

Zachariah Atwell Mudge - Christian life - 1867 - 321 pages
...not in my position canappreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century....shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is greater, perhaps, than that which has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington. He...
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THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

WILLIAM H. SEWARD - 1867
...not in my position can appreciate the sadness 1 feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century....children were born, and here one of them lies buried. A duty devolves upon me which is greater perhaps than that which has devolved upon any other man since...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: For the Young Man and the Sabbath School

William Cunningham Gray - 1868 - 200 pages
...succeeding chapter. feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here have I lived for more than a quarter of a century. Here my children...shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is greater, perhaps, than that which has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington. He...
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The Life of Schuyler Colfax

Ambrose Yoemans Moore - Legislators - 1868 - 370 pages
...one in my position can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century...children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I knoiv not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me, which is, .perhaps, greater than...
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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER - 1868
...from Springfield. ^ ^ ^ j ^ jj^ jj^ j^ ^^ than a quarter of a century; here my children were born, here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me perhaps greater than that which has devolved upon any man since the days of Washington. He never could...
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