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I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence. I have often pondered over the dangers which were incurred by the men who assembled here and adopted that Declaration of Independence---I have pondered over the toils that were endured by the officers and soldiers of the army, who achieved that Independence. I have often inquired of myself, what great principle or idea it was that kept this Confederacy so long together. It was not the mere matter of the separation of the colonies from the mother land; but something in that Declaration giving liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but hope to the world for all future time. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence. Abraham Lincoln

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I

have

never

had

a

feeling

politically

that

did

not

spring

from

the

sentiments

embodied

in

the

Declaration

of

Independence



I

have

often

pondered

over

the

dangers

which

were

incurred

by

the

men

who

assembled

here

and

adopted

that

Declaration

of

Independence





I

have

pondered

over

the

toils

that

were

endured

by

the

officers

and

soldiers

of

the

army



who

achieved

that

Independence



I

have

often

inquired

of

myself



what

great

principle

or

idea

it

was

that

kept

this

Confederacy

so

long

together



It

was

not

the

mere

matter

of

the

separation

of

the

colonies

from

the

mother

land



but

something

in

that

Declaration

giving

liberty



not

alone

to

the

people

of

this

country



but

hope

to

the

world

for

all

future

time



It

was

that

which

gave

promise

that

in

due

time

the

weights

should

be

lifted

from

the

shoulders

of

all

men



and

that

all

should

have

an

equal

chance



This

is

the

sentiment

embodied

in

that

Declaration

of

Independence



Abraham

Lincoln



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