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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
12-11-2015, 01:13 AM
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
Didn't Chase write the last paragraph of the Emancipation Proclamation and to fittingly include GOD, over the objections of Lincoln? Didn't William Seward himself compose the entirety of the Thanksgiving Proclamation?>

Did you fact check any of those? I clicked over to a site called
Abraham Lincoln online it plainly listed this,

"According to an April 1, 1864, letter from John Nicolay, one of President Lincoln's secretaries, this document (the Thanksgiving Proclamation) was written by Secretary of State William Seward, and the original was in his handwriting. On October 3, 1863, fellow Cabinet member Gideon Welles recorded in his diary how he complimented Seward on his work."

I didn't think any of this was a secret, except to the general public of that day, I suppose. Several other sites online mention this. And that fits very well with Lincoln scorning it as "just some of Seward's nonsense"
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