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If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.

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Source Notes: Source: ABRAHAM LINCOLN, speech delivered at the close of the Republican state convention, which named him the candidate for the United States Senate, Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858.The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 2, p. 461 .This is the opening sentence of the house divided speech. See note about this speech at No. 1851.

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party.

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