James Ford Rhodes (1848–1927). History of the Civil War, 1861–1865. 1917.

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  events from 1865 to 1877, men may well wish that the offer had been made. A month later, in the spirit of this Sunday, Lincoln uttered the sublime words of his second inaugural address, the greatest of presidential inaugurals, one of the noblest of State papers. 1  30
Note 1. V; N. & H., X; Lincoln, C. W., II; Welles’s Dairy, II. [back]