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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: And the Attempted Assassination of ...
United States Dept Of State
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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: A Tribute from the Nations
United States. Department of State
No preview available - 2009
ABRAHAM LINCOLN accept adopted affliction American assassination assurance atrocious attempt bereavement borough calamity called cause Chairman character Chief Magistrate citizens civil committee condolence consul copy council crime death deep deprived desire duty event Excellency express feelings friends give grief hand heart held honor hope horror humanity illustrious indignation inhabitants Italy JOHN Johnson justice lamented late President liberty lives London loss mayor meeting memory minister mourning Moved murder nation never noble North obedient occasion offer passed patriotic peace person political present President LINCOLN profound received record regard regret representative republic request resolutions Resolved respect SEAL seconded Secretary sentiments servant Seward Signed sincere slavery Society sorrow South sustained sympathy town Translation transmit triumph true unanimously Union United universal victim victory Washington whole wishes
Page 171 - Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said : " The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Page 517 - I shall have the most solemn one to 'preserve, protect and defend it.' I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Page 170 - If we shall suppose that American Slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South, this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offence...
Page 527 - THE glories of our birth and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate : Death lays his icy hands on kings ; Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
Page 553 - Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office...
Page 108 - I have often inquired of myself what great principle or idea it was that kept this Confederacy so long together. It was not the mere matter of the separation of the colonies from the motherland, but that sentiment in the Declaration of Independence which gave liberty not alone to the people of this country, but hope to all the world, for all future time.
Page 170 - Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged.
Page 107 - MY FRIENDS : 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 I shall see you again.