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I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matterfor that I have determined for myself.Lincoln, Abraham
Source: Attributed to President ABRAHAM LINCOLN.Salmon P. Chase, diary entry for September 22, 1862, Diary and Correspondence of Salmon P. Chase, p. 88 .According to the Chase account, Lincoln spoke these words at a cabinet meeting he had called to inform the members of his decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This quotation is also used in Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, p. 584 .Although these words are not used, the same thought is conveyed in the diary of another member of Lincolns cabinet, Gideon Welles. See his diary entry for the same date in Diary of Gideon Welles, vol. 1, pp. 14243 . · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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