lithographic engraving. It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here, have, thus far, so nobly advanced. Hay Copy, believed to be the second draft of the speech, President Lincoln gave this copy to John Hay, a White House assistant. (jala) Wills House Related Books Boritt, Gabor. Source for all versions: Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Roy. Additional versions of the speech appeared in newspapers of the era, feeding modern-day confusion about the authoritative text. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania. Soldiers National Cemetery, abraham Lincoln Online, gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Abraham Lincoln at the dedication (November 19, 1863) of the National Cemetery. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that.
It is the last known copy written by Lincoln and the only one signed and dated by him. The speaker before him, Edward Everett, orated for more than two hours. A New Birth of Freedom - Lincoln at Gettysburg.
This we may, in all propriety. Lincoln gave this draft to Nicolay, who went to Gettysburg with Lincoln and witnessed the speech. There are five known copies of the speech in Lincoln's handwriting, each with a slightly different text, and named for the people who first received them: Nicolay, Hay, Everett, Bancroft and Bliss. Lincoln then succinctly stated the purpose of the Northern war effort: It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before usthat from these honored dead we take increased devotionthat we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have. Despite widely-circulated stories to the contrary, the president did not dash off a copy aboard a train to Gettysburg. His address poignantly points out that the cemetery ground already had been dedicated and consecrated by the soldiers whose blood was spilled during battle. Abraham Lincoln, november 9 11: What has changed in three years 19, 1863, nicolay Copy. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate we can not consecrate we can not hallow, this ground The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Abraham lincoln, gettysburg address (19 november 1863) 1 Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. The text"d in full below represents the fifth of five extant copies of the address in Lincolns handwriting; it differs slightly from earlier versions and may reflect, in addition to afterthought, interpolations made during the delivery.