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Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation
09-12-2014, 04:20 PM
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RE: Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation
(09-06-2014 04:15 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  This does not speak to the question being discussed, but it's a favorite quote of mine from John Nicolay. Regarding the Emancipation Proclamation, Nicolay wrote:

"And for this New Year's gift, the man who has wrought the work, amid the doubts of friends, the aspersions of foes, the clamors of faction, the cares of Government, the crises of war, the dangers of revolution, and the manifold temptations that beset moral heroes, Abraham Lincoln, the President of the United States, is entitled to the everlasting gratitude of a despised race enfranchised, the plaudits of a distracted country saved, and an inscription of undying fame in the impartial records of history."

Perhaps a bit understated . . . but good!

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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RE: Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation - David Lockmiller - 09-12-2014 04:20 PM

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