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27 settembre 2016

Lettera di congratulazioni dopo la presa di Vicksburg, durante la Guerra di Secessione

Executive Mansion,
Washington, July 13, 1863.

Major General Grant
My dear General

I do not remember that you and I ever met personally. I write this now as a grateful acknowledgment for the almost inestimable service you have done the country. I wish to say a word further. When you first reached the vicinity of Vicksburg, I thought you should do, what you finally did — march the troops across the neck, run the batteries with the transports, and thus go below; and I never had any faith, except a general hope that you knew better than I, that the Yazoo Pass expedition, and the like, could succeed. When you got below, and took Port-Gibson, Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you should go down the river and join Gen. Banks; and when you turned Northward East of the Big Black, I feared it was a mistake. I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong.

Yours very truly
A. Lincoln

Tutte e due le cose si devono dire quando si fa ammenda: io avevo torto, e tu avevi ragione. Il Presidente Lincoln era un tipo d’uomo di cui si è perso lo stampo, perfino negli Stati Uniti.

Annunci
17 settembre 2016

Il diverso

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Milano, all’esterno della Discoteca The Club

(“Musica molto buona, e selezione rigida all’ingresso“)

4 settembre 2016

Promemoria

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