The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
"I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House.
I am a living witness what any one of your children may look to come here as my father's child has. It is in order that each of you may have through this free government which we have enjoyed an open field and a fair chance for your industry, enterprise and intelligence; that you may all have equal privileges in the race of life with all its desirable human aspirations.
It is for this the struggle should be maintained, that we may not lose our birthright-not only for one, but for two or three years.
The nation is worth fighting for to secure such an inestimable jewel."
-Speech to 166th Ohio Regiment, 1864