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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 Forms of Public Address

George Pierce Baker - 1904 - 510 pages
...adjust in the best way all our present difficulty. 10 In your hands, my dissatisfied fellowrcountrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....to destroy the government, while I shall have the 15 most solemn one to " preserve, protect, and defend it." I am loath to close. We are not enemies,...
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Commercial Correspondence and Postal Information

Carl Lewis Altmaier - 1904 - 204 pages
...government will not assail you im yau assail it fl>st you can have no conflict without toeing yourselves the aggressors you have no oath registered In heaven to destroy the government while 1 shall have the moat solemn one to 'preserve protect and defend it" yau an fnrtianr tTia ...
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The Civil War from a Southern Standpoint

William Robertson Garrett, Robert Ambrose Halley - 1905 - 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 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 History of North America, Volume 14

Guy Carleton Lee, Francis Newton Thorpe - 1905 - 762 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 have the most solemn one to ' preserve, protect, and defend it." "I am loath to close. We are not enemies,...
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Causes of the Civil War, 1859-1861, Volume 19

French Ensor Chadwick - 1906 - 416 pages
...He ended with words which should have brought calm to any southern mind not distempered by passion. "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.'" * Few souls in this world...
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Causes of the Civil War, 1859-1861, Volume 19

French Ensor Chadwick - 1906 - 408 pages
...fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The Government will not assail yon. 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.' " * Few souls in this world...
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Biographical Memoirs of Gratiot County, Michigan: Compendium of Biography of ...

1906 - 525 pages
...inaugurated March 4, 1861. His inaugural address was firm but conciliatory, and he said to the secessionists: "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 made up his cabinet chiefly of those...
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A Life of Lincoln for Boys

Frances C. Sparhawk - 1907 - 352 pages
...things, he finished by warning the secessionists that the burden of this act would be upon them. 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." This meant that if there was to be...
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The Lincoln Year Book: Containing Immortal Words of Abraham Lincoln Spoken ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1907 - 410 pages
...19 : 42. (Conclusion of first lnaugural Address, March 4, 1861. Continued from preceding page.) 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. l am loath to close. We are...
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Presidents of the United States from Pierce to McKinley

Thomas Guthrie Marquis - 1907 - 512 pages
...address he had pleaded with the South for peace. "In your hands," he said, "my dissatisfied countrymen, and not in mine is the momentous issue of civil war....heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have a most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it." His words only irritated the South. On the day...
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