Abraham Lincoln Destination Declarations: A Short List

Abraham Lincoln quotes indicating destinations:


“To hell, I suppose.”

Lincoln’s reply to someone who asked him where he was going. Lincoln was about to get married…

“I intend to go to Congress.”

Lincoln’s reply to preacher Peter Cartwright upon being challenged concerning his final destination…

“I now leave, not knowing when or whether I may return…”

Part of Lincoln’s “goodbye” speech upon leaving Springfield as president-elect…

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go…”

Lincoln’s words after the loss of the Battle of Second Bull Run.

“Good-bye, Crook.”

Lincoln is claimed to have said “goodbye” to Mr. Crook-instead of the usual “Good-night”-as he departed for Ford’s Theatre on the night of April 14, 1865-the night of his assassination.

“Now he belongs to the ages.”

Mr. Stanton is credited with this statement-spoken at the death bed of Abraham Lincoln.

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