The United States During the War

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H. Baillière, 1866 - 313 páginas
A Frenchman offers his analysis of the Civil War, traveling through Union and Confederate states; not so much a travelogue as a work of political science.
 

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Página 6 - In all our deliberations on this subject we kept steadily in our view that which appears to us the greatest interest of every true American, the consolidation of our Union, in which is involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our national existence.
Página 274 - The world will little note nor long remember, what we say here; but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here, to the unfinished work that they have thus far so nobly carried on.
Página 274 - Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We are met to dedicate a portion of it as the final resting-place of those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
Página 294 - States, in addition to the amounts heretofore authorized, any sums not exceeding, in the aggregate, six hundred millions of dollars, and to issue therefor bonds or treasury notes of the United States in such form as he may prescribe; and so much thereof as may be issued in bonds shall be of denominations not less than...
Página 275 - It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to...
Página 254 - MY FRIENDS : No one not in my position can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To this people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century; here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I know not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is, perhaps, greater than that which has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington. He never would have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence, upon which he at all...
Página 254 - A duty devolves upon me which is greater, perhaps, than that which has devolved upon any other man since the days of Washington. He never would have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence, upon which he at all times relied. I feel that I cannot succeed without the same divine aid which sustained him, and on the same Almighty Being I place my reliance for support: and I hope you, my^ friends, will pray that I may receive that divine assistance without which I cannot succeed, but with which...
Página 288 - July, 1862, which is to be set apart as a sinking fund, and the interest of which shall in like manner be applied to the purchase or payment of the public debt as the Secretary of the Treasury shall from time to time direct.
Página 254 - no one not in my position can appreciate the sadness I feel at this parting. To the people I owe all that I am. Here I have lived more than a quarter of a century, here my children were born, and here one of them lies buried. I kno,w not how soon I shall see you again. A duty devolves upon me which is, perhaps, greater than that which has devolved upon any...
Página 274 - Have consecrated it far above our poor power To add or to detract. The world will little note nor long remember What we say here. But it can never forget What they did here.

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