Abraham Lincoln

The anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the great emancipator, was generally celebrated on February 12, 1900. Many eloquent eulogies of the great man were pronounced in various parts of the country by eminent speakers. We cull from a few of them.

The Hon. Chauncey M. Depew said:—

The distinguishing characteristic of the nineteenth century is emancipation—emancipation of the soul from bigotry and dogma; emancipation of the mind from the formalities and dead forms of the past; emancipation of the individual from class, from privilege, and from slavery; emancipation of education from studies which consumed valuable time without imparting instruction; emancipation from restrictions upon the suffrage; emancipation of commerce, of travel, of the fertile lands and navigable waters of the globe, of the restrictions of nature by discovering the secrets and utilizing the forces and powers of nature.

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Christian Science Methods and Results
February 22, 1900

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