"With malice toward none; with charity for all;
with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right,
let us strive on to finish the work we are in;
to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle,
and for his widow, and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish
a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."