Abraham Lincoln: State of the Union Written Message - December 3, 1861

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.0
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    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.0
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  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Abraham Lincoln
Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives:

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    10.2
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    3.6
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    12.0
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    11.3
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    9.2

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  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    2.0

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  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    2.0

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    50
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    9
  • Syllables
    18
  • Words Per Sentence
    9
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

    Entities

  • House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
In the midst of unprecedented political troubles we have cause of great gratitude to God for unusual good health and most abundant harvests. You will not be surprised to learn that in the peculiar exigencies of the times our intercourse with foreign nations has been attended with profound solicitude, chiefly turning upon our own domestic affairs.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
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    19.0
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    12.0
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    12.0
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    12.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief
Abraham Lincoln
A disloyal portion of the American people have during the whole year been engaged in an attempt to divide and destroy the Union. A nation which endures factious domestic division is exposed to disrespect abroad, and one party, if not both, is sure sooner or later to invoke foreign intervention. Nations thus tempted to interfere are not always able to resist the counsels of seeming expediency and ungenerous ambition, although measures adopted under such influences seldom fail to be unfortunate and injurious to those adopting them.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    443
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    156
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.51
  • AFINN
    -10.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.08

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the whole year
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Abraham Lincoln
The disloyal citizens of the United States who have offered the ruin of our country in return for the aid and comfort which they have invoked abroad have received less patronage and encouragement than they probably expected. If it were just to suppose, as the insurgents have seemed to assume, that foreign nations in this case, discarding all moral, social, and treaty obligations, would act solely and selfishly for the most speedy restoration of commerce, including especially the acquisition of cotton, those nations appear as yet not to have seen their way to their object more directly or clearly through the destruction than through the preservation of the Union.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    552
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    109
  • Syllables
    181
  • Words Per Sentence
    109
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.20
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Abraham Lincoln
If we could dare to believe that foreign nations are actuated by no higher principle than this, I am quite sure a sound argument could be made to show them that they can reach their aim more readily and easily by aiding to crush this rebellion than by giving encouragement to it. The principal lever relied on by the insurgents for exciting foreign nations to hostility against us, as already intimated, is the embarrassment of commerce.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    357
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    76
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    76
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government
Abraham Lincoln
Those nations, however, not improbably saw from the first that it was the Union which made as well our foreign as our domestic commerce. They can scarcely have failed to perceive that the effort for disunion produces the existing difficulty, and that one strong nation promises more durable peace and a more extensive, valuable, and reliable commerce than can the same nation broken into hostile fragments.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.62
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Union
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
It is not my purpose to review our discussions with foreign states, because, whatever might be their wishes or dispositions, the integrity of our country and the stability of our Government mainly depend not upon them, but on the loyalty, virtue, patriotism, and intelligence of the American people. The correspondence itself, with the usual reservations, is herewith submitted.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

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  • Characters
    310
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    58
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    58
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.91

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Abraham Lincoln
I venture to hope it will appear that we have practiced prudence and liberality toward foreign powers, averting causes of irritation and with firmness maintaining our own rights and honor. Since, however, it is apparent that here, as in every other state, foreign dangers necessarily attend domestic difficulties, I recommend that adequate and ample measures be adopted for maintaining the public defenses on every side.

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  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    348
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    124
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.85

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.36
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01
Abraham Lincoln
While under this general recommendation provision for defending our seacoast line readily occurs to the mind, I also in the same connection ask the attention of Congress to our great lakes and rivers. It is believed that some fortifications and depots of arms and munitions, with harbor and navigation improvements, all at well-selected points upon these, would be of great importance to the national defense and preservation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    353
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.15
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
I ask attention to the views of the Secretary of War, expressed in his report, upon the same general subject. I deem it of importance that the loyal regions of east Tennessee and western North Carolina should be connected with Kentucky and other faithful parts of the Union by railroad. I therefore recommend, as a military measure, that Congress provide for the construction of such road as speedily as possible.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    337
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    118
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.73
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Kentucky
    [Country, City, State]
  • North Carolina
    [Country, City, State]
  • Tennessee
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • War
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Kentucky no doubt will cooperate, and through her legislature make the most judicious selection of a line. The northern terminus must connect with some existing railroad, and whether the route shall be from Lexington or Nicholasville to the Cumberland Gap, or from Lebanon to the Tennessee line, in the direction of Knoxville, or on some still different line, can easily be determined.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    316
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Entities

  • Kentucky
    [Country, City, State]
  • Knoxville
    [Country, City, State]
  • Lebanon
    [Country, City, State]
  • Lexington
    [Country, City, State]
  • Nicholasville
    [Country, City, State]
  • Tennessee
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Cumberland Gap
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Kentucky and the General Government cooperating, the work can be completed in a very short time, and when done it will be not only of vast present usefulness, but also a valuable permanent improvement, worth its cost in all the future. Some treaties, designed chiefly for the interests of commerce, and having no grave political importance, have been negotiated, and will be submitted to the Senate for their consideration.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    345
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Kentucky
    [Country, City, State]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Although we have failed to induce some of the commercial powers to adopt a desirable melioration of the rigor of maritime war, we have removed all obstructions from the way of this humane reform except such as are merely of temporary and accidental occurrence. I invite your attention to the correspondence between Her Britannic Majesty's minister accredited to this Government and the Secretary of State relative to the detention of the British ship Perthshire in June last by the United States steamer Massachusetts for a supposed breach of the blockade.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    463
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    167
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.56
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government
  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • Massachusetts
    [Country, City, State]
  • Perthshire
    [Country, City, State]
  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • June
    [Date]
  • British
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • Her Britannic Majesty's
    [Organization]
  • State
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
As this detention was occasioned by an obvious misapprehension of the facts, and as justice requires that we should commit no belligerent act not rounded in strict right as sanctioned by public law, I recommend that an appropriation be made to satisfy the reasonable demand of the owners of the vessel for her detention.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    264
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Reference
  • Law & Government
  • People & Society
  • Sensitive Subjects
Abraham Lincoln
I repeat the recommendation of my predecessor in his annual message to Congress in December last in regard to the disposition of the surplus which will probably remain after satisfying the claims of American citizens against China, pursuant to the awards of the commissioners under the act of the 3d of March, 1859. If, however, it should not be deemed advisable to carry that recommendation into effect, I would suggest that authority be given for investing the principal, over the proceeds of the surplus referred to, in good securities, with a view to the satisfaction of such other just claims of our citizens against China as are not unlikely to arise hereafter in the course of our extensive trade with that Empire.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    585
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    122
  • Syllables
    205
  • Words Per Sentence
    122
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • 3d
    [Cardinal Number]
  • China
    [Country, City, State]
  • Empire
    [Country, City, State]
  • annual
    [Date]
  • December
    [Date]
  • March, 1859
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
By the act of the 5th of August last Congress authorized the President to instruct the commanders of suitable vessels to defend themselves against and to capture pirates. This authority has been exercised in a single instance only. For the more effectual protection of our extensive and valuable commerce in the Eastern seas especially, it seems to me that it would also be advisable to authorize the commanders of sailing vessels to recapture any prizes which pirates may make of United States vessels and their cargoes, and the consular courts now established by law in Eastern countries to adjudicate the cases in the event that this should not be objected to by the local authorities.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    568
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    115
  • Syllables
    192
  • Words Per Sentence
    115
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Military

    Entities

  • United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Eastern
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 5th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
If any good reason exists why we should persevere longer in withholding our recognition of the independence and sovereignty of Hayti and Liberia, I am unable to discern it. Unwilling, however, to inaugurate a novel policy in regard to them without the approbation of Congress, I submit for your consideration the expediency of an appropriation for maintaining a charge' d'affaires near each of those new States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    338
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.64
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • Hayti
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Liberia
    [Person]
Abraham Lincoln
It does not admit of doubt that important commercial advantages might be secured by favorable treaties with them. The operations of the Treasury during the period which has elapsed since your adjournment have been conducted with signal success. The patriotism of the people has placed at the disposal of the Government the large means demanded by the public exigencies.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Much of the national loan has been taken by citizens of the industrial classes, whose confidence in their country's faith and zeal for their country's deliverance from present peril have induced them to contribute to the support of the Government the whole of their limited acquisitions. This fact imposes peculiar obligations to economy in disbursement and energy in action.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    312
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.75

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Finance/Credit & Lending/Loans
Abraham Lincoln
The revenue from all sources, including loans, for the financial year ending on the 30th of June, 1861, was $86,835,900.27, and the expenditures for the same period, including payments on account of the public debt, were $84,578,834.47, leaving a balance in the Treasury on the 1st of July of 52,257,065.80. For the first quarter of the financial year ending on the 30th of September, 1861, the receipts from all sources, including the balance of the 1st of July, were $102,532,509.27, and the expenses $98,239,733.09, leaving a balance on the 1st of October, 1861, of $4,292,776.18. Estimates for the remaining three quarters of the year and for the financial year 1863, together with his views of ways and means for meeting the demands contemplated by them, will be submitted to Congress by the Secretary of the Treasury.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    6.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    561
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    148
  • Syllables
    186
  • Words Per Sentence
    148
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.28

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.03
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Entities

  • the 1st of July
    [Date]
  • the 1st of July of 52,257,065.80
    [Date]
  • the 1st of October, 1861
    [Date]
  • the financial year 1863
    [Date]
  • the financial year ending on the 30th of June, 1861
    [Date]
  • the financial year ending on the 30th of September, 1861
    [Date]
  • the first quarter
    [Date]
  • the remaining three quarters of the year
    [Date]
  • 102,532,509.27
    [Money]
  • 4,292,776.18
    [Money]
  • 84,578,834.47
    [Money]
  • 86,835,900.27
    [Money]
  • 98,239,733.09
    [Money]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
It is gratifying to know that the expenditures made necessary by the rebellion are not beyond the resources of the loyal people, and to believe that the same patriotism which has thus far sustained the Government will continue to sustain it till peace and union shall again bless the land. I respectfully refer to the report of the Secretary of War for information respecting the numerical strength of the Army and for recommendations having in view an increase of its efficiency and the well-being of the various branches of the service intrusted to his care.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    462
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    154
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Government
    [Organization]
  • War
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
It is gratifying to know that the patriotism of the people has proved equal to the occasion, and that the number of troops tendered greatly exceeds the force which Congress authorized me to call into the field. I refer with pleasure to those portions of his report which make allusion to the creditable degree of discipline already attained by our troops and to the excellent sanitary condition of the entire Army.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    341
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • Army
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The recommendation of the Secretary for an organization of the militia upon a uniform basis is a subject of vital importance to the future safety of the country, and is commended to the serious attention of Congress. The large addition to the Regular Army, in connection with the defection that has so considerably diminished the number of its officers, gives peculiar importance to his recommendation for increasing the corps of cadets to the greatest capacity of the Military Academy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    403
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    148
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.94

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the corps of cadets
    [Organization]
  • the Military Academy
    [Organization]
  • the Regular Army
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
By mere omission, I presume, Congress has failed to provide chaplains for hospitals occupied by volunteers. This subject was brought to my notice, and I was induced to draw up the form of a letter, one copy of which, properly addressed, has been delivered to each of the persons, and at the dates respectively named and stated in a schedule, containing also the form of the letter marked A, and herewith transmitted.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    334
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    120
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.23
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
These gentlemen, I understand, entered upon the duties designated at the times respectively stated in the schedule, and have labored faithfully therein ever since. I therefore recommend that they be compensated at the same rate as chaplains in the Army. I further suggest that general provision be made for chaplains to serve at hospitals, as well as with regiments.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    16.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    301
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • Army
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The report of the Secretary of the Navy presents in detail the operations of that branch of the service, the activity and energy which have characterized its administration, and the results of measures to increase its efficiency and power. Such have been the additions, by construction and purchase, that it may almost be said a navy has been created and brought into service since our difficulties commenced.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    337
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Navy
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Besides blockading our extensive coast, squadrons larger than ever before assembled under our flag have been put afloat and performed deeds which have increased our naval renown. I would invite special attention to the recommendation of the Secretary for a more perfect organization of the Navy by introducing additional grades in the service.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    288
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.79

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Navy
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The present organization is defective and unsatisfactory, and the suggestions submitted by the Department will, it is believed, if adopted, obviate the difficulties alluded to, promote harmony, and increase the efficiency of the Navy. There are three vacancies on the bench of the Supreme Court -- two by the decease of Justices Daniel and McLean and one by the resignation of Justice Campbell.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    322
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Department
    [Organization]
  • Justice Campbell
    [Organization]
  • Justices Daniel
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
  • the Supreme Court
    [Organization]
  • McLean
    [Person]
Abraham Lincoln
I have so far forborne making nominations to fill these vacancies for reasons which I will now state. Two of the outgoing judges resided within the States now overrun by revolt, so that if successors were appointed in the same localities they could not now serve upon their circuits; and many of the most competent men there probably would not take the personal hazard of accepting to serve, even here, upon the Supreme bench.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    347
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    119
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Supreme
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
I have been unwilling to throw all the appointments northward, thus disabling myself from doing justice to the South on the return of peace; although I may remark that to transfer to the North one which has heretofore been in the South would not, with reference to territory and population, be unjust. During the long and brilliant judicial career of Judge McLean his circuit grew into an empire altogether too large for any one judge to give the courts therein more than a nominal attendance -- rising in population from 1,470,018 in 1830 to 6,151,405 in 1860. Besides this, the country generally has outgrown our present judicial system.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    496
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    111
  • Syllables
    168
  • Words Per Sentence
    111
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.65
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • 1,470,018
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 6,151,405
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1830
    [Date]
  • 1860
    [Date]
  • North
    [Location]
  • South
    [Location]
  • McLean
    [Person]
Abraham Lincoln
If uniformity was at all intended, the system requires that all the States shall be accommodated with circuit courts, attended by Supreme judges, while, in fact, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Florida, Texas, California, and Oregon have never had any such courts. Nor can this well be remedied without a change in the system, because the adding of judges to the Supreme Court, enough for the accommodation of all parts of the country with circuit courts, would create a court altogether too numerous for a judicial body of any sort.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    432
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    89
  • Syllables
    148
  • Words Per Sentence
    89
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • California
    [Country, City, State]
  • Florida
    [Country, City, State]
  • Iowa
    [Country, City, State]
  • Kansas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Minnesota
    [Country, City, State]
  • Oregon
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Wisconsin
    [Country, City, State]
  • Supreme judges
    [Organization]
  • the Supreme Court
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
And the evil, if it be one, will increase as new States come into the Union. Circuit courts are useful or they are not useful. If useful, no State should be denied them; if not useful, no State should have them. Let them be provided for all or abolished as to all. Three modifications occur to me, either of which, I think, would be an improvement upon our present system.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.2
  • Gunning Fog
    7.9
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    5.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.77
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • Three
    [Cardinal Number]
  • States
    [Country, City, State]
Abraham Lincoln
Let the Supreme Court be of convenient number in every event; then, first, let the whole country be divided into circuits of convenient size, the Supreme judges to serve in a number of them corresponding to their own number, and independent circuit judges be provided for all the rest; or, secondly, let the Supreme judges be relieved from circuit duties and circuit judges provided for all the circuits;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    328
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    14.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government/Courts & Judiciary

    Entities

  • secondly
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Supreme
    [Organization]
  • the Supreme Court
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Or, thirdly, dispense with circuit courts altogether, leaving the judicial functions wholly to the district courts and an independent Supreme Court.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.6
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    124
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    21
  • Syllables
    40
  • Words Per Sentence
    21
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.56
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government/Courts & Judiciary

    Entities

  • Supreme Court
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
I respectfully recommend to the consideration of Congress the present condition of the statute laws, with the hope that Congress will be able to find an easy remedy for many of the inconveniences and evils which constantly embarrass those engaged in the practical administration of them. Since the organization of the Government Congress has enacted some 5,000 acts and joint resolutions, which fill more than 6,000 closely printed pages and are scattered through many volumes.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    389
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    132
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • more than 6,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • some 5,000
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Government Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Many of these acts have been drawn in haste and without sufficient caution, so that their provisions are often obscure in themselves or in conflict with each other, or at least so doubtful as to render it very difficult for even the best-informed persons to ascertain precisely what the statute law really is.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    253
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.80
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05
Abraham Lincoln
It seems to me very important that the statute laws should be made as plain and intelligible as possible, and be reduced to as small a compass as may consist with the fullness and precision of the will of the Legislature and the perspicuity of its language. This well done would, I think, greatly facilitate the labors of those whose duty it is to assist in the administration of the laws, and would be a lasting benefit to the people, by placing before them in a more accessible and intelligible form the laws which so deeply concern their interests and their duties.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    460
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    102
  • Syllables
    153
  • Words Per Sentence
    102
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • Legislature
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
I am informed by some whose opinions I respect that all the acts of Congress now in force and of a permanent and general nature might be revised and rewritten so as to be embraced in one volume (or at most two volumes) of ordinary and convenient size; and I respectfully recommend to Congress to consider of the subject, and if my suggestion be approved to devise such plan as to their wisdom shall seem most proper for the attainment of the end proposed.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    8.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    367
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    128
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
One of the unavoidable consequences of the present insurrection is the entire suppression in many places of all the ordinary means of administering civil justice by the officers and in the forms of existing law. This is the case, in whole or in part, in all the insurgent States; and as our armies advance upon and take possession of parts of those States the practical evil becomes more apparent.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    324
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.25
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
Abraham Lincoln
There are no courts nor officers to whom the citizens of other States may apply for the enforcement of their lawful claims against citizens of the insurgent States, and there is a vast amount of debt constituting such claims. Some have estimated it as high as $200,000,000, due in large part from insurgents in open rebellion to loyal citizens who are even now making great sacrifices in the discharge of their patriotic duty to support the Government.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    360
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    121
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • States
    [Country, City, State]
  • as high as $200,000,000
    [Money]
Abraham Lincoln
Under these circumstances I have been urgently solicited to establish by military power courts to administer summary justice in such cases I have thus far declined to do it, not because I had any doubt that the end proposed -- the collection of the debts -- was just and right in itself, but because I have been unwilling to go beyond the pressure of necessity in the unusual exercise of power.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    317
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.33
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05
Abraham Lincoln
But the powers of Congress, I suppose, are equal to the anomalous occasion, and therefore I refer the whole matter to Congress, with the hope that a plan may be devised for the administration of justice in all such parts of the insurgent States and Territories as may be under the control of this Government, whether by a voluntary return to allegiance and order or by the power of our arms;

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    315
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
This, however, not to be a permanent institution, but a temporary substitute, and to cease as soon as the ordinary courts can be reestablished in peace.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    122
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    26
  • Syllables
    43
  • Words Per Sentence
    26
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.69

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04
Abraham Lincoln
It is important that some more convenient means should be provided, if possible, for the adjustment of claims against the Government, especially in view of their increased number by reason of the war. It is as much the duty of Government to render prompt justice against itself in favor of citizens as it is to administer the same between private individuals.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    294
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Government
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The investigation and adjudication of claims in their nature belong to the judicial department. Besides, it is apparent that the attention of Congress will be more than usually engaged for some time to come with great national questions. It was intended by the organization of the Court of Claims mainly to remove this branch of business from the halls of Congress: but while the court has proved to be an effective and valuable means of investigation, it in great degree fails to effect the object of its creation for want of power to make its judgments final.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    459
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    97
  • Syllables
    155
  • Words Per Sentence
    97
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • the Court of Claims
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
Fully aware of the delicacy, not to say the danger, of the subject, I commend to your careful consideration whether this power of making judgments final may not properly be given to the court, reserving the right of appeal on questions of law to the Supreme Court, with such other provisions as experience may have shown to be necessary.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    273
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.57
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.05

    Entities

  • the Supreme Court
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
I ask attention to the report of the Postmaster-General, the following being a summary statement of the condition of the Department: The revenue from all sources during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1861, including the annual permanent appropriation of $700,000 for the transportation of "free mail matter," was $9,049,296.40, being about 2 per cent less than the revenue for 1860. The expenditures were $13,606,759.11, showing a decrease of more than 8 per cent as compared with those of the previous year and leaving an excess of expenditure over the revenue for the last fiscal year of $4,557,462.71. The gross revenue for the year ending June 30, 1863, is estimated at an increase of 4 per cent on that of 1861, making $8,683,000, to which should be added the earnings of the Department in carrying free matter, viz, $700,000, making $9,383,000. The total expenditures for 1863 are estimated at $12,528,000, leaving an estimated deficiency of $3,145,000 to be supplied from the Treasury in addition to the permanent appropriation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    7.2
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    731
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    187
  • Syllables
    247
  • Words Per Sentence
    187
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Law & Government

    Entities

  • more than 8
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 1860
    [Date]
  • 1861
    [Date]
  • 1863
    [Date]
  • the fiscal year ending June 30, 1861
    [Date]
  • the last fiscal year
    [Date]
  • the previous year
    [Date]
  • the year ending June 30, 1863
    [Date]
  • 12,528,000
    [Money]
  • 13,606,759.11
    [Money]
  • 3,145,000
    [Money]
  • 4 per cent
    [Money]
  • 4,557,462.71
    [Money]
  • 700,000
    [Money]
  • 8,683,000
    [Money]
  • 9,049,296.40
    [Money]
  • 9,383,000
    [Money]
  • about 2 per cent
    [Money]
  • Department
    [Organization]
  • the Postmaster-General
    [Organization]
  • Treasury
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The present insurrection shows, I think, that the extension of this District across the Potomac River at the time of establishing the capital here was eminently wise, and consequently that the relinquishment of that portion of it which lies within the State of Virginia was unwise and dangerous. I submit for your consideration the expediency of regaining that part of the District and the restoration of the original boundaries thereof through negotiations with the State of Virginia.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    7.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    404
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    134
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.13
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • the State of Virginia
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Potomac River
    [Location]
Abraham Lincoln
The report of the Secretary of the Interior, with the accompanying documents, exhibits the condition of the several branches of the public business pertaining to that Department. The depressing influences of the insurrection have been specially felt in the operations of the Patent and General Land Offices.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    257
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    47
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    47
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.38
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Department
    [Organization]
  • General Land Offices
    [Organization]
  • Patent
    [Organization]
Abraham Lincoln
The cash receipts from the sales of public lands during the past year have exceeded the expenses of our land system only about $200,000. The sales have been entirely suspended in the Southern States, while the interruptions to the business of the country and the diversion of large numbers of men from labor to military service have obstructed settlements in the new States and Territories of the Northwest.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    329
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    112
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.73
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • the Southern States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the past year
    [Date]
  • only about $200,000
    [Money]