The Inaugural Address

March 10, 1865

The Address is printed here, with this introduction:  “It is without a parallel for brevity, and also for the contrite spirit and reverent recognition of the chastising hand of Divine Providence for our great national sin of slavery.  It will inspire fresh confidence in the integrity and firmness of the President touching that hateful system, and deepen the popular feeling as to the duty and necessity of utterly abolishing it in the present struggle.”

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