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Gettysburg Address ... easy question? maybe
03-13-2018, 02:55 PM
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RE: Gettysburg Address ... easy question? maybe
(03-13-2018 02:28 PM)Gene C Wrote:  From what I can recall, the talk about his non-belief goes back to his New Salem days, a young man away from home and the influence of his parents and family.

I have read that in 1834 Lincoln wrote his own pamphlet about religion in which he expressed his personal religious skepticism. Samuel Hill, a New Salem friend and miller to whom Lincoln showed the small book, was totally shocked by what Lincoln had to say and tried to persuade Lincoln to destroy it. But Lincoln wanted to publish it. Thinking it would destroy Lincoln's future, Hill is said to have snatched it from Lincoln's hands and to have thrown it into the fire.
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