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By Carol Kelly-Gangi

Abraham Lincoln: His crucial Wisdom gathers countless numbers of quotations from Lincoln's letters, speeches, and different writings. the decisions are prepared in different types that mirror the phases of Lincoln's life—from his early years at the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana via his upward push to prominence in legislations and politics in Illinois to his presidency.

In early love letters, Lincoln unearths his wish for family tranquility. In impassioned communications with acquaintances he assaults the establishment of slavery and its extra extension. In telegrams to his generals, his political savvy is printed in language that's either diplomatic and to the purpose. In letters to his spouse, he proves to be a calming husband, in addition to a doting father to his "dear rascals." The booklet additionally contains the whole textual content of such landmark speeches because the Gettysburg deal with and the second one Inaugural tackle, during which Lincoln's phrases gave desire and solace to a country torn apart.

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Without the assistance of that Divine Being, who ever attended him, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail. Trusting in Him, who can go with me, and remain with you and be every where for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell. —Lincoln’s Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois, as he boarded the train for Washington, February 11, 1861 We are not enemies, but friends.

My understanding is that I can just let her alone. . —Fourth Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858, in response to Douglas’s persistent charges that Lincoln sought social and political equality between black and white people I was aware, when it was first agreed that Judge Douglas and I were to have these seven joint discussions, that they were the successive acts of a drama—perhaps I should say, to be enacted not merely in the face of audiences like this, but in the face of the nation.

Lincoln’s sketch of his life provided for the Dictionary of Congress, June 1858 Then came the Black-Hawk war; and I was elected a Captain of Volunteers—a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since. I went the campaign, was elated, ran for the Legislature the same year (1832) and was beaten—the only time I ever have been beaten by the people. The next, and three succeeding biennial elections, I was elected to the Legislature. I was not a candidate afterwards. During this Legislative period I had studied law, and removed to Springfield to practice it.

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