Abraham Lincoln And The Abolition Of Slavery In The United States

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCharles Godfrey Leland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...her bravest champion? Who a whole continent set free? Who killed the curse and broke the ban Which made a lie of liberty?--You, Father Abraham--you're the manl The deed is done. Millions have yearned To see the spear of Freedom cast. The dragon roared and writhed and burned: You've smote him full and square at last O Great and True! you do not know--You cannot tell--you cannot feel How far through time your name must go, Honoured by all men, high or low, Wherever Freedom's votaries kneel. This wide world talks in many a tongue--This world boasts many a noble state; In all your praises will be sung--In all the great will call you great Freedom! where'er that word is known--On silent shore, by sounding sea, 'Mid millions, or in deserts lone--Your noble name shall ever be. The word U out, the deed is done, The spear is cast, dread no delay; When such a steed is fairly gone, Fate never fails to find a way. Hurrah! hurrah! the track is clear, We know your policy and plan; We'll stand by you through every year; Now, Father Abraham, you're our man. The original draft of the proclamation of Emancipation was purchased by Thos. B. Bryan, of Chicago, for the Sanitary Commission for the Army, held at Chicago in the autumn of 1863. As it occurred to the writer that official duplicates of such an important document should exist, he suggested the idea to Mr. George H. Boker, subsequently United States Minister to Constantinople and to St. Petersburg, at whose request the President signed a number of copies, some of which were sold for the benefit of the Sanitary Fairs held in Philadelphia and Boston in 1864, while others were presented to public institutions. One of these, bearing the signatures of President Lincoln and Mr. Seward, with the attesting...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...her bravest champion? Who a whole continent set free? Who killed the curse and broke the ban Which made a lie o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217911420

ISBN - 13:9780217911429

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