Abraham Lincoln First Inaugural Address (excerpt)
loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though
passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic
chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every
living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land,
will yet swell the chorus of the
Harper's Weekly, 1865. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-2578