Quote of the day, April 14

Abraham Lincoln, April 11, 1865

“By these recent successes the re-inauguration of the national authority—reconstruction—which has had a large share of thought from the first, is pressed much more closely upon our attention. It is fraught with great difficulty. Unlike the case of a war between independent nations, there is no authorised organ for us to treat with. No one man has authority to give up the rebellion for any other man.”

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