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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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Abraham Lincoln

John Carroll Power - History - 1873
...one not in my position can realize 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;...buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. I go to assume a task more difficult than that which has devolved upon any man since the days of Washington....
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The Life of Charles Sumner

Jeremiah Chaplin, Jane Dunbar Chaplin - Legislators - 1874 - 504 pages
...soon I shall see you again,' and then, with prophetic voice, announced that a duty devolved upon him greater than that which has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington, and asked his friends to pray that he might receive that divine assistance without which he could not...
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LIFE FO CHARLES SUMNER.

JEREMIAH CHAPLIN AND J.D. CHAPLIN - 1874
...soon I shall see you again/ and then, with prophetic voice, announced that a duty devolved upon him greater than that which has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington, and asked his friends to pray that he might receive that divine assistance without which he could not...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 9

Charles Sumner - Slavery - 1874
...I shall see you again " ; and then, with prophetic voice, announced that a duty devolved upon him " greater than that -which has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington," and asked his friends to pray that he might receive that Divine assistance, without which he could...
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The Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War in the United States of ..., Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1874
...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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Union Fifth Reader: Embracing a Full Exposition of the Principles of ...

Charles Walton Sanders - 1876
...PARTING. To THIS PEOPLE I OWE ALL THAT I AM. HERE HAVE I LIVED FOB MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A CENTURY J HERE MY CHILDREN WERE BORN, AND HERE ONE OF THEM LIES...DEVOLVED UPON ANY OTHER MAN SINCE THE DAYS OF WASHINGTON. No MAN COULD HAVE SUCCEEDED, EXCEPT BY THE AID OF DlVINE PROVIDENCE, UPON WHICH HE AT ALL TIMES RELIED....
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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 3

Henry Wilson - Slavery - 1877
...appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived for more than a quarter of a century ; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. A duty devolves upon me which is, perhaps, greater than that which has devolved upon any other man...
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Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army of the ..., Volumes 14-16

Society of the Army of the Tennessee - United States - 1885
...first deliverer. When leaving his home to save that Nation's threatened life, he said to his friends: "A duty devolves upon me which is perhaps greater than that which has devolved upon any man since the days of Washington." "He never would have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence,...
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Young Folks' History of America

Hezekiah Butterworth - United States - 1881 - 543 pages
...was leaving them, " I know not how soon I shall see you again. I go to assume a task more difficult than that which has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington." He had nobly accomplished his task ; and this was the manner of his home-coming. A week before the assassination,...
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Harpers' Popular Cyclopaedia of United States History from the ..., Volume 2

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1881 - 1605 pages
...station, evidently impressed with the solemn responsibility laid on him, he said: "A duty devolves on me which is, perhaps, greater than that which has devolved upon any man since the days of Washington. He never could have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence,...
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