Tuesday, May 18, 2004

"We may congratulate ourselves that this cruel war is nearing its end.
It has cost a vast amount of treasure and blood. . . .
It has indeed been a trying hour for the Republic; but
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes
me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war,
corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places
will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong
its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth
is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.
I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety
of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war.
God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless."
-- Lincoln to (Col.) William F. Elkins, Nov. 21, 1864.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do like this quote but unfortunately, it's a hoax.

5/30/2004 10:20 PM  
Blogger Isaac said...

Yeah, that's fine. It's a good quote anyway, and the story behind the hoax is as historically interesting as the quote would have been otherwise.

5/31/2004 2:53 PM  

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