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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 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 - 256 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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