Sunday, July 7, 2013
JUST IN CASE YOU HAD ANY DOUBTS AS TO WHO STARTED THE WAR…
In reply to a committee from Chicago sent to intercede with him to be relived from sending more troops from the city to the Northern armies, Lincoln said in a tone of bitterness:
“Gentlemen, after Boston, Chicago has been the chief instrument in bringing this war on the country. The Northwest has opposed the South, as New England has opposed the South. It is you who are largely responsible for making blood flow as it has. You called for war until we had it; you have called for emancipation, I have given it to you. Whatever you have asked, you have had. Now you come here begging to be left off. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.” Tarbell’s “Life of Lincoln” Volume II., P. 149.