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Abraham Lincoln's 1st speech upon being re-elected...
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November 11, 1864
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1864
* President Lincoln gives 1st speech upon being re-elected
* Arming Negroes ?
* Jefferson Davis' speech to the Confederacy
Page four has the 1-column heading: "UNION REJOICES," with subhead: "Serenading the President and Cabinet - Speeches of Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Seward, and others." The article includes, in part, one of the most humble calls for unity given by Lincoln: "The President appeared at the upper window... he spoke as follows: 'It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its own existence, in great emergencies...We can not have free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to forego, or postpone a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us... In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak, and as strong; as silly and as wise; as bad and good. Let us, therefore, study the incidents of this, as philosophy to learn wisdom from, and none of them as wrongs to be revenged... While I am deeply sensible to the high compliment of a re-election; and duly grateful, as I trust, to Almighty God for having directed my countrymen to a right conclusion, as I think, for their own good, it adds nothing to my satisfaction that any other man may be disappointed or pained by the result. May I ask those who have not differed with me, to join with me, in this same spirit towards those who have...'".
Additionally, the front page and a bit of the bkpg. are taken up with: "Jefferson Davis's Message" before the Senate and House of Representatives of the Confederate States of America (see photos for small portions).
There is considerable detail on the struggles of the Confederacy, particularly during these closing months of its existence. His address concludes on the bkpg. where it is signed by him in type: Jefferson Davis.
A human interest is a story telling of a man who had the opportunity to vote for both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
There is various other Civil War reporting on the ftpg. & inside pages.
Complete in 8 pages, very nice condition.