Eulogy on Abraham Lincoln, June 1, 1895: With the Proceedings of the City Council on the Death of the President

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G.W. Pease, printer, 1865 - 48 頁
 

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第 16 頁 - I repeat the declaration made a year ago, that "while I remain in my present position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation, nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress.
第 4 頁 - Think nothing of me; take no thought for the political fate of any man whomsoever, but come back to the truths that are in the Declaration of Independence. You may do anything with me you choose, if you will but heed these sacred principles. You may not only defeat me for the Senate, but you may take me and put me to death. While pretending no indifference to earthly honors, I do claim to be actuated in this contest by something higher than an anxiety for office. I charge you to drop every paltry...
第 26 頁 - I can say in return, sir, that all the political sentiments I entertain have been drawn, so far as I have been able to draw them, from the sentiments which originated in and were given to the world from this hall. I have never had a feeling, politically, that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.
第 29 頁 - Here, without contemplating consequences, before high heaven and in the face of the world, I swear eternal fidelity to the just cause, as I deem it, of the land of my life, my liberty, and my love.
第 30 頁 - Lincoln, whether any nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal can long endure.
第 30 頁 - Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?
第 4 頁 - ... would take away from its grandeur, and mutilate the fair symmetry of its proportions ; if you have been inclined to believe that all men are not created equal in those inalienable rights enumerated by our chart of liberty, let me entreat you to come back — return to the fountain, whose waters spring close by the blood of the Revolution.
第 4 頁 - Now, my countrymen, if you have been taught doctrines conflicting with the great landmarks of the Declaration of Independence; if you have listened to suggestions which would take away from its grandeur and...
第 29 頁 - If ever I feel the soul within me elevate and expand to those dimensions not wholly unworthy its Almighty architect, it is when I contemplate the cause of my country deserted by all the world besides, and I standing up boldly and alone, and hurling defiance at her victorious oppressors.
第 6 頁 - City Council regards the murderous and desperate attack upon the Secretary of State with abhorrence and indignation, and rejoices in the assurance that the assassin's blows failed of their deadly purpose. Resolved, That the present occasion suggests the further duty of acknowledging the lawful authority of ANDREW JOHNSON, now President of the United States, and of recognizing the loyal purpose, the patriotic fidelity, the firm character and the eminent services which he has contributed to the public...

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