Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lincoln's Farewell Address

President-Elect Abraham Lincoln gave a farewell address in Springfield, Illinois, as he was about to depart to Washington, D.C. The quote below is from the text of the speech that was printed in 1861 in a Springfield newspaper:

"Without the assistance of that Divine Being who ever attended him I can not succeed. With that assistance I can not fail.

Trusting in Him who can go with me and remain with you and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell."

Read the entire address

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