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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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US Government & Politics

Andy Williams - 1998 - 230 pages
...countrymen, and not in mine is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors....registered in heaven to destroy the government, while you have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend" it.' Nevertheless, civil war did break...
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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - 2003 - 220 pages
...the momentous issue of the civil war. The government will not assail you, unless you first assail it. You can have no conflict without being yourselves...registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while / shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend" it. You can forbear the assault...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 662 pages
...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 loath to close. We are...
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The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861

James L. Abrahamson - 2000 - 228 pages
...University Press, 1970), 223, 222, and 219. CHAPTER NINE ABRAHAM LINCOLN, FORT SUMTER, AND THE UNION 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." Abraham Lincoln1 Firing...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - 2004 - 574 pages
...Lincoln speaks of Christianity in his inaugural. [34] In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....registered in Heaven, to destroy the government, while 1 shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend" it. Lincoln reaffirms that there...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Jim F. Watts, Fred L. Israel, Thomas J. McInerney - 2000 - 416 pages
...way all our present difficulty. In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, the momentous issue of civil war. The Government will...registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while 1 shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it." I am loath to close. We are...
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"Rally, Once Again!": Selected Civil War Writings of Alan T. Nolan

Alan T. Nolan - 2000 - 332 pages
...inaugural address was a closely reasoned plea for the Union. Approaching a conclusion, Lincoln said: You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the...most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend" it.1 As is well known, Lincoln was personally an intensely complicated man. I suggest that as president...
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Voices from the Gathering Storm: The Coming of the American Civil War

Glenn M. Linden - 2001 - 280 pages
...immediate power, if it would, to change either. . . . In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while / shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend" it. I am loath to close. We are...
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Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

Janet Benge, Geoff Benge - 2001 - 228 pages
...could understand the meaning of every word he said. "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while / shall have the most solemn one to 'preserve, protect and defend' it. "I am loath to close. We are...
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Articles of War: Winners, Losers, and Some who Were Both in the Civil War

Albert Castel - 2001 - 284 pages
...Should they be attacked, they would be defended. "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while / shall have the most solenm one to 'preserve, protect, and defend' it." Lincoln thereupon took that...
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