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Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
12-11-2015, 08:10 AM (This post was last modified: 12-11-2015 09:50 AM by Gene C.)
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RE: Lincoln's Christianity by Michael Burkhimer
Seward wrote the Thanksgiving Proclamation,
"The original draft of this proclamation has not been located, but a letter from John G. Nicolay to John Hay from New York, April 1, 1864, relates that ``the Mss. of the President's Thanksgiving Proclamation, which was written by Seward and is in his handwriting'' had been sent by the State Department to Leavitt Hunt ``to be sold at the Fair.'' (DLC-Nicolay Papers)."
Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln - search Thanksgiving Proclamation
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/

but Maharba, what about your other comments

"And that fits very well with Lincoln scorning it as "just some of Seward's nonsense"
"Didn't Chase write the last paragraph of the Emancipation Proclamation and to fittingly include GOD, over the objections of Lincoln?"
"Didn't Abraham Lincoln mock God and Christianity to 'sophisticated folks'?"
"And I'll add to them:
Why was Lincoln even in his final years so resistant to God in his edicts and addresses?"

Since Maharba mentioned Abraham Lincoln Online, from the same web site -- Religious Quotations By Abraham Lincoln
http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/linc...quotes.htm

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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