“As yet, the wind is an untamed, and unharnessed force; and quite possibly one of the greatest discoveries hereafter to be made, will be the t…

After a complicated political battle: “It is a great consolation to see them worse whipped than I am.” — Feb 9, 1855

"In very truth he was, the noblest work of God — an honest man" - delivering a eulogy, — Feb. 8, 1842

"This war is eating my life out. I have a strong impression that I shall not live to see the end." — Feb. 6, 1864

“A jury too frequently have at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor.” — June 12, 1863

"Must I shoot a simple-minded soldier boy who deserts, while I must not touch a hair of a wily agitator who induces him to desert?" — June 12, 1863

“To sell or enslave any captured person, on account of his color, and for no offense against the laws of war, is a relapse into barbarism.” — …

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