Speech from Apr. 18, 1865

Eulogy – Handwritten Eulogy on Lincoln N Milton Wood Pt. 1

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    Eulogy – Handwritten Eulogy on Lincoln N Milton Wood Pt. 1

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    A eulogy on Abraham Lincoln, written on April 18, 1865 discussing Lincoln’s efforts in his life and during the war, and highlighting his honesty and wisdom.

  • Transcription

    Lewiston April 18, 1865
    N. Milton Wood

    Eulogy on Abraham Lincoln

    Among the many striking providences of God toward this nation, none seem to me more marked than the elevation to the Chief Magistracy, at this great crisis of our history, of the two men, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Both have their origin from that despised race of the South, known as poor whites, a race depressed and held in ignorance and degradation by the inevitable influence of slavery. And when the haughty lords of this most accursed system, seeking to spread the evils of human bondage over all our land, and to extend and perpetuate those influences that must increase the degradation of the more humble classes, were met with determined resistance, in the name of liberty and human rights, till maddened by opposition and defeat, they rose in rebellion against the Constitution and laws, with the fell purpose to overthrow our free institutions and accomplish by fire rapine bloodshed and a reign of terror, what they could not do by agreements on ballots, was it not a most

    [Transcription by: Evan Laugen, Chandra Manning's class, Georgetown University].

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    Tucker Collection care of Museum of the Grand Prairie

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    N Milton Wood. "Eulogy – Handwritten Eulogy on Lincoln N Milton Wood Pt. 1 ". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed July 19, 2019. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/444