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Lincoln's first inaugural address... "We are not enemies, but friends"...
Item # 688044
March 08, 1861
KENNEBEC JOURNAL, Augusta, Maine, March 8, 1861
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Inauguration - inaugural address
* "We are not enemies, but friends"
Page 3 begins with the: "Inaugural Address" which is signed in type at its conclusion: Abraham Lincoln. It takes nearly 2 columns.
Page 2 has a lengthy editorial on: "Lincoln's Inaugural". It includes in part: "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
Various other articles related to the events that would lead to the Civil War just one month later.
Four pages, large folio size, great condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.