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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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Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural

Ronald C. White - History - 2006 - 256 pages
...attempt no complement 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...South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that LINCOLN'S GREATEST SPEECH 97 wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 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...seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrc*ig, and wills also that we of the North, as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our...
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No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

Adam I. P. Smith - History - 2006 - 280 pages
...address, Lincoln wrote to a Kentucky newspaper editor on the subject of emancipation, speculating that "if God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and...of the North as well as you of the South shall pay for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new causes to attest and revere...
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The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

George McKenna - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 431 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...claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God alone wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we in the North as well as you of the...
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Wisconsin Memorial Day Annual

Memorial Day - 1909
...sagacity. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Xow at the end of three years' struggle the nation's condition...removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the Xorth, as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history...
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Ingenor, Volumes 1-8

Engineering - 1966
...entering its final phase, he wrote: "I claim not to have controlled events but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now at the end of three...what either party or any man devised or expected." There is a device with which scientific theories can be put to a test without recourse to laboratory...
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Speeches and Writings 1859-1865: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1989 - 787 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...struggle the nation's condition is not what either part)', or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain....
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Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

United States. Congress - Law
...knew there were limits to rational human activity. "Now, at the end of 3 years of struggle" he said, "the Nation's condition Is not what either party,...man, devised or expected. God alone can claim It." Although having the torch of freedom In his hand, he did not run ahead of God with It. Lincoln therefore...
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