Saturday, April 12, 2008

Diary of Betty Herndon Maury - November 22, 1861

Friday November 22nd [1861]

Read the Presidents message last night. He speaks of our succession of glorious victories at Bethel, Bull Run, Manassas, Springfield, Lexington, Leesburg and Belmont and says “We shall continue this struggle in humble dependence upon Providence, to whose rule we confidently submit our destinies knowing that liberty is always won where there exists the unconquerable will to be free.” It is a very able message – so folksy.

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