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"[T]he great Searcher of human hearts is my witness, that I have no wish, which aspires beyond the humble and happy lot of living and dying a private citizen on my own farm."
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"We may safely rely on the disposition of the State legislatures to erect barriers against the encroachments of the national authority."
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"I should esteem it the extreme of imprudence to prolong the precarious state of our national affairs, and to expose the union to the jeopardy of successive experiments, in the chimerical pursuit of a perfect plan. I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man."
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"I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man."
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"It must be observed that our revenues are raised almost wholly on imported goods."
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Deposition of Christian Goodman in Lincolns hand

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Endorsed reply by Lincoln on A.L.S., Aug 16, 1861, from Major General George B. McClellan.

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The young zither player

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