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I add a word which was not in the verbal convessor:
Tion, an telling dato I attempt no compliment to my own
sagacity. I clain not to have controlled events, but confen
plainly that events havo controller shop Now, at the end
of three years strunggeo the nation's conotition is not what either
party, or any praw devised, or expecter. Goa plono raw claims
ū. Whither it is tenahing seems plain. If you now wills the
removal of a great wrong, enn wills also that we of the North
as well as you of the Sonce, shale pay fairly for our compras
in that wrong, impactae history will finor therein se canso

I and

to justico te e Larth juste anos

goodness of God.

Youstine dincolo

FACSIMILE OF CLOSING PARAGRAPH FROM THE ORIGINAL DRAFT OF LINCOLN'S LETTER TO A, G. HODGES, OF APRIL 4, 1864. SEE PAGES 508-9.

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COMPLETE WORKS

COMPRISING HIS SPEECHES, LETTERS, STATE
PAPERS, AND MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS

EDITED BY

JOHN G. NICOLAY
AND JOHN HAY

VOLUME TWO

NEW YORK
THE CENTURY CO.

1894

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