Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings

Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings

Carl Sandburg, Roy Basler, Roy P. Basler

Language: English

Pages: 699


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This volume presents nearly 250 of Lincoln's most important speeches, state papers, and letters in their entirety. Here are not only the masterpieces—the Gettysburg Address, the Inaugural Addresses, the 1858 Republican Convention Speech, the Emancipation Proclamation—but hundreds of lesser-known gems. Alfred Kazin has written that Lincoln was "not just the greatest writer among our Presidents . . . but the most telling and unforgettable of all American 'public' writer-speakers," and it’s never been cleaner than in this comprehensive edition.</Div>

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gain on either, you cease fighting, the identical old questions, as to terms of intercourse, are again upon you.” There is no line, straight or crooked, suitable for a national boundary, upon which to divide. Trace through, from east to west, upon the line between the free and slave country, and we shall find a little more than one-third of its length are rivers, easy to be crossed, and populated, or soon to be populated, thickly upon both sides; while nearly all its remaining length are merely

bias. Merryman’s account relates that, after reading Shields’s second note, Lincoln returned it to Whiteside “telling him verbally, that he did not think it consistent with his honor to negociate for peace with Mr. Shields, unless Mr. Shields would withdraw his former offensive letter.” The letter which Lincoln thus refused, as may be seen, did in effect in the last sentence, withdraw the threat. The statement which Lincoln finally made, and which Shields finally accepted, would have been equally

written February 16. James, who was editor of the Tazewell Whig at Tremont, had been actively supporting Lincoln. He published Hardin’s letter of withdrawal on February 21, and editorialized in behalf of Lincoln’s “worth, energy and patriotic exertions.” REMARKABLE CASE OF ARREST FOR MURDER APRIL 15, 1846 (The following narrative has been handed us for publication by a member of the Bar. There is no doubt of the truth of every fact stated; and the whole affair is of so extraordinary a

depended, not on any treaty-fixed boundary, (for no treaty had attempted it,) but on revolution. Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right—a right which, we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of

black fur bonnets, and never being seen in close company with other ladies, were at the music yesterday. One of them was attended by their brother, and the other had a member of Congress in tow. He went home with her; and if I were to guess, I would say, he went away a somewhat altered man—most likely in his pockets, and in some other particular. The fellow looked conscious of guilt, although I believe he was unconscious that every body around knew who it was that had caught him. I have had no

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