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ABRAHAM LINCOLN RAISING THE AMERICAN FLAG, AT INDEPENDENCE HALL, PHILA., FEB. 1861.

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T would be difficult, in many words, and perhaps not more difficult in a few, to state my estimate of the "Life and Services of Abraham Lincoln." It was a hard life, a busy life, an American life, and a great life; and it rendered services to the country which can hardly be over-estimated, and which it has been the fortune of, perhaps, only two other men to equal.

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SPEECH AT LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

I APPEAR not to make a speech. I have not time to make a speech at length, and not strength to make them on every occasion; and worse than all, I have none to make. There is plenty of matter to speak about in these times, but it is well known that the more a man speaks the less he is understood-the more he says one thing, the more his adversaries contend he meant something else. I shall soon have occasion to speak officially, and then I will endeavor to put my thoughts just as plain as I can express myself-true to the Constitution and Union of all the States, and to the perpetual liberty of all the people.

S. J. KIRKWOOD.

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T is not probable that the memory of Abraham Lincoln will perish from the earth, so long as "a government of the people, by the people, and for the people” shall stand. Nevertheless, I believe that anything which tends to bring the honest, true life of so grand a man nearer to the thoughts and hearts of each generation, is a worthy work.

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