The last words of President Lincoln's Gettysburg address:
The entire transcribed address, from the US Government site reads:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon 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 it, as a final
resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may,
in all propriety do. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not
consecrate -- we can not hallow, this ground-- The brave men, living and
dead, who struggled here, have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add
or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; while
it can never forget what they did here.
It is rather for us, the living, to stand here, we here be dedica-ted to the great
task remaining before us -- that, from these honored dead we take increased
devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of
devotion -- that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain;
that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the
people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth.