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" I may add at this point that, while I remain in my present position, I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation; nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts... "
The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ... - Page 150
by Edward McPherson - 1865 - 653 pages
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Annual Register

History - 1864
...they have aided, and will further aid, the cause for which they were intended. " To now abandon them would be not only to relinquish a lever of power, but would also be a cruel and astounding breach of faith. " I may add, at this point, that while I remain in my present position...
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British and Foreign State Papers

Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Great Britain - 1868
...they have aided, and will further aid, the cause for which they were intended. To now abandon them would be not only to relinquish a lever of power,...position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation ; nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that...
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British and Foreign State Papers

Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Great Britain - 1868
...for which they were intended. To now abandon them would be not only to relinquish a lover of [jower, but •would also be a cruel and an astounding breach...position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation ; nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that...
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The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern ..., Volume 4

Orville James Victor - United States - 1861
...they have aided and will further aid in the cause for which they were intended. " To now abandon them would be not only to relinquish a lever of power,...position, I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation, nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that...
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General Orders

United States. Army. Department of the Gulf (1862-1865). - New Orleans (La.) - 1862
...they have aided, and will further aid, the cause for which they were intended. To now abandon them, would be not only to relinquish a lever of power, but would also be a cruel and astounding breach of faith. I may add, at this point, that while I remain in my present position, I...
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The War with the South: A History of the Late Rebellion, with ..., Volume 3

Robert Tomes - United States - 1862
...judgment they have aided and will further aid the cause for which they were intended. To now abandon them would be not only to relinquish a lever of power, but would also be a cruel and astounding breach" of faith. I may add, at this point, that while I remain in my present position I...
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Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1863
...they have aided, and will further aid, the cause for which they were intended. To now abandon them would be not only to relinquish a lever of power,...position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation; nor shall I return to slavery any person who ia free by the terms of that...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 1864 - 510 pages
...they have aided, and will further aid, the cause for which they were intended. To now abandon them would be not only to relinquish a lever of power,...position. I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation ; nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that...
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HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN

HENRY J. RAYMOND. - 1864
...judgment they have aided and will further aid the cause for which they were intended. To now abandon them would be not only to relinquish a lever of power,...position, I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation, nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that...
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Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Part 1

United States. Department of State - United States - 1864
...that "while I remain iu my present position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation, nor shall I return to slavery any person...proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress." If the people should, by whatever mode or means, make it an Executive duty to re-enslave such persons,...
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