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Editor's Note: According to the website Abraham Lincoln online the version below of the Gettysburg Address has been "the most often reproduced, notably on the walls of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington." For more information on the President Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, click here .LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESSFour score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, livin...

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