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" 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. \Vhither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 170
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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History of the American Civil War: Containing the events from the ...

John William Draper - United States - 1870
...of ^s me(jitations on this war : " I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three...nation's condition is not what either party or any man expected or devised. God alone can claim it." The French statesman to whom I have referred, and who...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 20; Volume 42

Literature - 1891
...attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. 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 cither party or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain....
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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 3

Henry Wilson - Slavery - 1877
...the part he had acted. " I claim not," be said, " 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 any party or any man expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now...
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The Theory of Our National Existence: As Shown by the Action of ..., Volume 959

John Codman Hurd - Constitutional law - 1881 - 550 pages
...on our soil. And when they were too poor to take themselves away, our fathers, burdened as the young struggle, the nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - United States - 1882 - 655 pages
...no compliment to my own sagacity. 1 claim not to have controlled events, but confetę plainly that events have controlled me. Now at the end of three...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
...attempt no compliment to my own sagacity, I claim not to haye controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three...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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Politics and Politicians: A Succinct History of the Politics of Illinois ...

David W. Lusk - Illinois - 1884 - 526 pages
...attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three...Nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the...
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Commentaries on Law, Embracing Chapters on the Nature, the Source, and the ...

Francis Wharton - Constitutional law - 1884 - 855 pages
...country, and constitution all together. . . . / claim not to liave controlled events, but confess that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three...nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected." " I have been shown a letter," he said in an address three days before his assassination,...
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Pleasant Hours with Illustrious Men and Women: With Many Personal Reminiscences

Thomas W. Handford - Biography - 1885 - 408 pages
...letter to his friend, AG Hodges : " I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now at the end of three...nation's condition is not what either party or any man desired or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...attempt no compliment to my own sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, . at the end of three...any man devised or expected. God alone can claim it. Where it is tending, seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that...
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