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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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Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Accompanying the Annual ..., Volume 6

1866 - 630 pages
...addressed to the insurgents these words, which clearly show the origin and true causes of the war. "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...heaven to destroy the government ; while I shall have tbe most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it. "One section of our country believes slavery...
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President Lincoln; Self-pourtrayed

John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow - 1866 - 264 pages
...deliberately, that object will be frustrated by taking time; but no good object can be frustrated by it. ... In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...registered in heaven to destroy the Government ; while I have the most solemn one to ' preserve, protect, and defend it.' I am loth to close. We are not enemies,...
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Abraham Lincoln: His Life and Public Services

Phebe Ann Hanaford - 1866 - 222 pages
...the best way all our present difficulties. "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, arid not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to l preserve, protect, and defend it.7 "I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must...
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Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America, Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - 1866 - 624 pages
...it ; while the new Administration will have no immediate power, if it would, to change either. ... In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government; whilst I shall have the^ most solemn one to ' preserve, protect, and defend it.' I am loth to close.*...
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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: And the Attempted Assassination of ...

United States. Department of State - 1866 - 766 pages
...fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail yon ; you can have no conflict without being yourselves...shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, mid defeud it. " One section of our country believes slavery is right and ought to be extended, while...
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The History of Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - 1866 - 748 pages
...said : " In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, we the momentous issues of civil war. The Government will not assail you You...registered in Heaven to destroy the Government, while / shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it. ' 1 am loth to close,' said he...
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The History of Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - 1866 - 750 pages
...countrymen, and not in mine, arc the momentous issues of civil war. The Government will not nssail you You can have no conflict without being yourselves...registered in Heaven to destroy the Government, while 7 shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defi-ud it. ' I am loth to close,' said...
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The Making of the American Nation: Or, The Rise and Decline of Oligarchy in ...

J. Arthur Partridge - 1866 - 566 pages
...precedent " for other cases, can better be borne than could " the evils of a different practice." ^ ^ * * * "You have no oath registered in Heaven to " destroy the Government, while I have the " solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it. " I am loath to choose. We are not enemies...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 93

1867 - 894 pages
...civil war, the government will not assail yon. " You can have no conflict without being yourselvei the aggressors. " You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while 1 shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it." To this touching, to this...
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Men of Our Times; Or, Leading Patriots of the Day: Being Narratives of the ...

Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1868 - 606 pages
...peace ; so that the words, plain and simple as they are, are full of deep and melancholy music : " You can have no conflict without being yourselves...government, while I shall have the most solemn one, to 4preserve, protect and defend' it. I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not...
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