Best Lincoln Stories Tersely Told
by J. E. Gallaher
Pub. in 1898


Evidence Of Lincoln's Religious Belief.

There has been much controversy over Lincolnís religious beliefs, many claiming that he was deist while others have sought to prove that he was an infidel. Although never a member of any church, there is much documentary as well as corroborative evidence which show him to have been a believer in Providence; and in his parting address to his Springfield neighbors when leaving for Washington, he said:

"Washington would never have succeeded except for the aid of Divine Providence, upon which he at all times relied. I feel that I cannot succeed without the same Divine blessing which sustained him; and on the same Almighty Being I place my reliance for support. And I hope you, my friends, will all pray that I may receive that Divine assistance, without which I cannot succeed, but with which success is certain."


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