Selected Speeches of Abraham LincolnJun 13, ISBN Abraham Lincoln, the greatest of all American presidents, left us a vast legacy of writings, some of which are among the most famous in our history. Lincoln was a marvelous writer—from the humblest letter to his great speeches, including his inaugural addresses, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address. His sentences were so memorably crafted that many resonate across the years. Some such documents are collected and placed in their historical context. He is best known for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation , which declared slaves free, and for preserving the Union during… More about Abraham Lincoln.
The Entire Writings of Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln
This etext was produced by David Widger. Memorial Address by Joseph H. Choate The Writings of Abraham Lincoln. Immediately after Lincoln's re-election to the Presidency, in an off-hand speech, delivered in response to a serenade by some of his admirers on the evening of November 10, , he spoke as follows:. On this point, the present rebellion brought our republic to a severe test, and the Presidential election, occurring in regular course during the rebellion, added not a little to the strain The strife of the election is but human nature practically applied to the facts in the case. What has occurred in this case must ever occur in similar cases.
Ford, Lincoln replies to charges of being a religious scoffer. Letter to George Robertson, Important quotes on liberty and an early mention of the "house divided" concept. Letter to Joshua Speed, Lincoln tells a close friend how he views slavery. Advice to Lawyers, Lincoln recommends diligent study to prospective lawyers. Letter to Henry Pierce, Lincoln's highly quotable "all honor to Jefferson" letter. Letter to Lyman Trumbull, Lincoln confesses his interest in the presidential nomination.
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