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" In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The Government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy... "
A Sketch of Chili: Expressly Prepared for the Use of Emigrants, from the ... - Page 102
by Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna - 1866 - 181 pages
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The American Crisis Considered

Charles Lempriere - 1861 - 296 pages
...forsaken this favoured land, are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulty. "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...to destroy the Government, while I shall have the solemn one to ' preserve, protect, and defend ' it. I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends....
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Journal: 1st-13th Congress. Repr. . 14th Congress, 1st Session ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress. Senate - 1861
...forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty. In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while /shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it." I am loth to close. We are not...
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The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and ..., Volume 1

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - 1864 - 546 pages
...anywhere. Mr. Lincoln closed his noble inaugural with the following words, alike firm and conciliatory : " In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...government ; while I shall have the most solemn one to fi preserve, protect, and defend it.' I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friencb. "We must...
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The Political History of the United States of America During the Great Rebellion

Edward McPherson - 1865 - 653 pages
...favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty. In your hunde, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine,...Heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have Ibe most solemn one to " preserve, protect, and defend it." I MU loth to close. We are not enemies,...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1865 - 864 pages
...difficulty. In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issues of civil war. The Government will not assail you....have the most solemn one to " preserve, protect, and de fend " it. I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...
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The Patriotism of Illinois: A Record of the Civil and Military ..., Volume 1

Thomas Mears Eddy - 1865 - 642 pages
...way, all our present difficulty "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, U the momentous issue of civil war. The government will...destroy the government ; while I shall have the most tolemn one to 'preserve, protect, and defend' it. " I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends....
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Illustrated Life, Services, Martyrdom, and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln ...

David Brainerd Williamson - 1865 - 285 pages
...entreaty and peace to those who had raised their mailed hands against the life of their father-land : " ' You can have no conflict without being yourselves...registered in Heaven to destroy the Government, while I have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it. The mystic cord of memory, stretching...
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THE AMERICAN CONFLICT A HISTORY OF THE GREAT CIVIL WAR IN THE UNITED STATES ...

HORACE GREELEY - 1865 - 670 pages
...Government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without heing yourselves the aggressors. You can have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the Government;...have the most solemn one to " preserve, protect, and defend1' it. . I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1865 - 808 pages
...you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered i# heaven to destroy the Government ; while I shall have the most solemn one to " preserve, protect, and de feud " it. I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 556 pages
...admitted that you who are dissatisfied hold the right side in the dispute, there is still no single reason for precipitate action. Intelligence, patriotism,...government ; , while I shall have the most solemn one to i preserve, protect, and defend ' it s;I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must...
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