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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 Story of a Border City During the Civil War

Galusha Anderson - 1908 - 432 pages
...when, in his great inaugural address, he said, " 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 7 shall have the most solemn one ' to preserve, protect, and defend ' it; " we knew that, if neither...
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Barnes's Elementary History of the United States Told in Biographies

James Baldwin - 1908 - 380 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 seceding states demanded that our government should give up all the forts,...
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First and Second Inaugural Addresses, Message, July 5, 1861: Proclamation ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1909 - 40 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 loth to close. We are...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 3

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1909 - 274 pages
...is the momentous Issue of civil war. The government will not assail you, unless yon 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 Ton can forbear the assault upon...
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A History of the United States

Charles Kendall Adams, William Peterfield Trent - 1909 - 690 pages
...collect the duties and imposts." Appealing to his dissatisfied fellow countrymen, he said, " You have 1i0 oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one fo preserve, protect, and defend it." , . FORT SUMTEK. 452. The Fall of Sumter. One after another,...
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

Whitelaw Reid - 1910 - 306 pages
...where it already existed, under constitutional sanction, and he closed with this touching appeal : "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellowcountrymen,...registered in Heaven to destroy the Government, while / shall have the most solemn one to ' preserve, protect, and defend it.' " I am loth to close. We are...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - 1977 - 292 pages
...adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty. 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 7 shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend" it. I am loth to close. We are not...
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The Papers: 1822-1851. 1, Volume 5; Volume 18611862

Andrew Johnson - 1967 - 760 pages
...24, quoted in Cincinnati Commercial, March 28, 1862. 4. A paraphrase of Lincoln's first inaugural: "You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while / shall have the most solemn one to 'preserve, protect and defend' it." Basier, H'orks of Lincoln,...
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The Imperiled Union: Essays on the Background of the Civil War

Kenneth M. Stampp - 1981 - 320 pages
...the government. However, though he desired a peaceful solution, the matter was beyond his control: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellowcountrymen,...registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while / shall have the most solemn one to 'preserve, protect and defend it.'"34 Thus, by the time of his...
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Rebellion and Realignment: Arkansas's Road to Secession

James M. Woods - 1987 - 296 pages
...with a call for unity, brotherhood, and reconciliation: In your hands, my dissatisfied countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....most solemn one to 'preserve, protect, and defend it.'7 134 Historian Bruce Catton described Lincoln's inaugural address as containing "soft words of...
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