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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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New Sat Rea: The Very Best Coaching & Study Course

Mel Friedman, Lina Miceli, Robert Bell, Michael Lee, Sally Wood, Adel Arshaghi, Suzanne Coffield, Michael McIrvin, Anita Price Davis, Research & Education Association, George DeLuca, Joseph Fili, Marilyn Gilbert, Bernice E. Goldberg, Leonard Kenner - 2005 - 886 pages
...to be no bloodshed or violence," and he indicated that he would not be the one to declare war: "ln your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and...registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while l shall have the most solemn one to 'preserve, protect, and defend it.'" And choice (E) is incorrect...
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - 2005 - 396 pages
...secession. The two motives became bound up with each other: Inyour hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....registered in heaven to destroy the government, while / have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend it." (4.271) Without directly claiming...
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The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal - 2011 - 256 pages
...questions as to terms of intercourse are again upon you."48 He closed with a passionate, poetic plea: In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to reserve, protect, and defend it. ... We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - 2006 - 320 pages
...the use of force, and would respond accordingly: "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."95 At Seward's suggestion,...
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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice ...

Norman Schofield - 2006 - 3 pages
...hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war ... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government while / shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend" it. 11 Iz See Fehrenbacher (1989^...
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The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

George McKenna - 2007 - 454 pages
...Inaugural he spoke directly to the secessionist leaders: "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."65 Lincoln, a political activist...
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The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the ...

James Oakes - 2007 - 366 pages
...CW, vol. 4, pp. 268-69. war was entirely its own. "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."8 Lincoln's words were so blunt,...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - 2008 - 293 pages
...in his conclusion to the First Inaugural Address: In your hands, my Dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.1 For Lincoln to take an oath, swearing that it is registered in Heaven, if not genuinely sincere,...
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More Than Survivors

Richard Baggett - 2008 - 308 pages
...declared that the states did not have the constitutional right to secede. His very words were, "You can have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government,...the most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it."45 The War began as South Carolina fired on federal troops at Fort Sumter. It would prove to be...
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Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage: Stories of Our Most Admired ...

Joe Wheeler - 2008 - 313 pages
...he had to have prayed, "God, You are all I have to see us through." INAUGURATION DAY, MARCH 4, 1861 You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it." ABRAHAM LINCOLN According to Lincoln's...
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