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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Abraham Lincoln (1809–65)
QUOTATION: We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.
ATTRIBUTION: President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, last public address, April 11, 1865.—The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 8, p. 399 (1953).

On April 9 Lee had surrendered.
SUBJECTS: Happiness