Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 23, 2011, 7:57 p.m. EST by poorexiles
from Bellingham, WA
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November 21st 1864 in the last year of the Civil War, President Lincoln wrote in a letter to his friend Colonel William F. Elkins,
"As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless."