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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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Proceedings of the Reunion Society of Vermont Officers, ... with ..., Volume 2

Reunion Society of Vermont Officers - 1906 - 412 pages
...shall take care that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the states." Again he said, "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." This touching appeal in the President's...
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The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3

1885
...government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors ; you can have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government,...most solemn one, — to preserve, protect, and defend ifc I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may...
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Abraham Lincoln

Ernest Foster - 1885 - 128 pages
...conflict without being themselves the aggressors," concluding his address with the following words : " You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government ; while I have the most solemn one, to preserve, protect, and defend it. I am loath to close. We are not enemies,...
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Records of Members of the Grand Army of the Republic: With a Complete ...

William H. Ward - 1886 - 642 pages
...of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without yourselves being the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while I will have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it. I am loath to close. We are not...
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Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson

William O. Stoddard - 1888 - 444 pages
...the man whom they had taught themselves to regard as an incendiary and an enemy. To them he said : " In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to ' protect, preserve, and defend it.' " I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must...
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A Short History of the War of Secession, 1861-1865

Rossiter Johnson - 1888 - 582 pages
...the requisite means, or in some authoritative manner direct the contrary." And in closing he said : " 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 We are not enemies, but friends. We must...
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Letters from Waldegrave Cottage

George Warner Nichols - 1888 - 302 pages
...his Inaugural Address, he speaks thus to his hostile countrymen in closing that memorable document : "You can have no conflict without being yourselves...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 not...
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Report of the ... Annual Re-union

Society of the Army of the Potomac - 1888 - 828 pages
...of civil war. The Government will not assail yon. You can have no conflict without yourselves being the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I will have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it. I am loath to close. We are not enemies,...
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The National Magazine: A Monthly Journal of ..., Volume 13; Volume 15; Volume 19

1894 - 580 pages
...government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You can have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government; while I have the most solemn one, ' to preserve, protect, and defend it.' I am loath to close. We are not enemies,...
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Abraham Lincoln: His Life, Public Services, Death and Great Funeral Cortege ...

John Carroll Power - 1889 - 470 pages
...fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, are the momentous issues of civil war. The government will not assail you—you can have no conflict •without being yourselves the...registered in heaven to destroy the government, while I shnll have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it. I am loth to close. We are not enemies,...
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