Abraham Lincoln pleads for America to “achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.” Plus!Newly discovered photos from Lincoln’s Second Inauguration speech in 1865.

NPR’s has a great piece on recently uncovered photos of Lincoln’s second inauguration speech (click here to see the photos):

“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan — to do all which may achieve and cherish, a just and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with the world. all nations.6” (Abraham Lincoln, 2nd Inauguration speech, March 4, 1865, source: Library of Congress)

Click here to read the speech.

Click here to see a manuscript of the speech.

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