Friday, February 11, 2011
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Reminder: Abe's farewell speech today at courthouse

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[February 11, 2011]  Main Street Lincoln's Looking for Lincoln committee will join thousands of people around the United States by reading Abraham Lincoln's Farewell Address at the Logan County Courthouse. This is a joint venture with many people participating in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record. The event will be at the Abraham Lincoln statue in the Logan County Courthouse. The time is 11 a.m., but you are encouraged to arrive by 10:45 to make sure you get there on time

InsuranceYou can print this copy of Abe's farewell to bring with you.


Farewell at Springfield, Ill.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln
Feb. 11, 1861

My friends - No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting.

To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe every thing.

Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young to an old man.

Here my children have been born, and one is buried.

I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington.

Without the assistance of that Divine Being, who ever attended him, I cannot succeed.

With that assistance I cannot fail.

Trusting in Him, who can go with me, and remain with you and be every where for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well.

To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell."

--Abraham Lincoln

[Text from file received from Main Street Lincoln

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