one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at
this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything.
I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young to
an old man.
my children have been born, and one is buried.
now leave, not knowing when or whether ever I may return, with a
task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington.
the assistance of that Divine Being who ever attended him, I cannot
that assistance, I cannot fail.
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.
His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend
me, I bid you an affectionate farewell.
Lincoln - 1861
- Springfield Illinois
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