"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
March 4, 1865
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"My friends, no one, not in my present situation, can appreciate my feelings of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young man to an old man. Here my children have been born, and one is buried. I leave you now, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of a Devine Being whoever attended, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail. Trusting in Him who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all well be yet well. To his care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell."
---President Lincoln's Speech upon his departure from Springfield, IL for Washington, February, 1861.
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