Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters, State Papers, and Miscellaneous Writings, Volume 2
Century Company, 1894
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN allow answer appointed army August authority believe cause citizens command communication condition Congress consider consideration Constitution copy course dear Sir December DEPARTMENT desire despatch directed duty effect election enemy EXECUTIVE MANSION existing fact February force friends further give GOVERNOR GRANT HALLECK hand hold hope House of Representatives hundred important interest January July June labor leave letter Major MAJOR-GENERAL March matter MCCLELLAN means MESSAGE military Missouri navy necessary November object October officers once peace persons position possible present President proclamation proper question reason rebel rebellion received request require resolution respect Richmond Secretary Senate sent September slaves soldiers STANTON suppose TELEGRAM Tennessee thanks things thousand tion troops truly understand Union United Virginia WASHINGTON whole wish
Page 587 - ... the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his...
Page 587 - If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives . to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him?
Page 472 - Texas by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings or by the powers vested in the marshals by law...
Page 211 - ... rebellion against the United States ; and the fact that any State, or the people thereof shall on that day be in good faith represented in the Congress of the United States, by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such...
Page 56 - Must a Government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence...
Page 5 - Nor is there in this view any assault upon the court or the judges. It is a duty from which they may not shrink to decide cases properly brought before them, and it is no fault of theirs if others seek to turn their decisions to political purposes.
Page 221 - My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.
Page 240 - The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.
Page 3 - It follows from these views that no State upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union ; that resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally void ; and that acts of violence, within any State or States, against the authority of the United States, are insurrectionary or revolutionary, according to circumstances.
Page 269 - I have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have done this upon what appear to me to be sufficient reasons. And yet I think it best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which, I am not quite satisfied with you.