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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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History of the Colored Race in America

William T. Alexander - 1800 - 662 pages
...for 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...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: An Oration Delivered on Washington's Birthday, 1891

William Goodell Frost - 1891 - 50 pages
...improper word. He closed his inaugural by saying : "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 I have a most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it. "I am loath to close. We are not enemies,...
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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1893 - 116 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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McClure's Magazine ..., Volume 12

1899 - 652 pages
...is the momentous issue of 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 attault...
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The Presidents of the United States 1789-1894

James Grant Wilson - 1894 - 526 pages
...you." He pleaded for peace in a strain of equal tenderness and dignity, and in closing he said : " In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have a most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it." This speech profoundly affected the public...
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The Life of William A. Buckingham: The War Governor of Connecticut, with a ...

Samuel Giles Buckingham - 1894 - 572 pages
...closes as follows : In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is i In: momentous issue of civil war. The government will...shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, ;uid defend it. I am loth to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though...
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School Interests and Duties

Robert M. King - 1894 - 348 pages
... First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861. XVI "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 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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The United States of America, 1765-1865

Edward Channing - 1896 - 388 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 I have the most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it." He gathered about him a cabinet of able...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume 6

United States. President - 1897 - 820 pages
...forsaken this favored land are still competent to adjust hi the best way all our present difficulty. In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while 1 shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it." be enemies. Though passion...
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Four Great Americans: Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincoln, a Book for ...

James Baldwin - 1897 - 268 pages
...your hands, my dissatisfied countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. Your government will not assail you. You can have no conflict...government ; while I shall have the most solemn one to protect and defend it." The Confederate States demanded that the government should give up all the...
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