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" ... a specious and fantastic arrangement of words, by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery... "
Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861) - Page 128
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volume 1

1864
...elsewhere. We prove this assertion by the President's own words in 1861. He said, " I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I have no objection to it being made irrevocable, and that it should never be interfered with." Then...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS, AND HON ...

1860
...institution of slavery, and the black race. This is the whole of it, and anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with...here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists....
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LIVES AND SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HANNIBAL HAMLIN

1860
...institution of slavery and the black race. This is the whole of it, and anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro, is but a specious and fastastic arrangement of words, by which a man can prove a horsechestnut to be a chestnut horse. I...
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln: With a Portrait on ...

David W. Bartlett - Campaign literature - 1860 - 354 pages
...institution of slavery or the black race, and this is the whole of it; anything thft argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro, is but a specious and fantastical arrangement of words by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnuthorse. I...
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Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas ...

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1860 - 268 pages
...institution of slavery or the black race, and this is the whole of it ; any thing that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro, is but a specious and fantastical arrangement of words by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse....
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

D.W. BARTLETT - 1860
...institution of slavery and the black race. This is the whole of it, and anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro, is but a spc-cious and fantastic arrangement of words, by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut-horse....
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The London Quarterly Review, Volumes 111-112

1862
...unreserved and unqualified manner. In his inaugural address he solemnly declared — 'I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...exists ; I believe I have no lawful right to do so. Those who nominated and elected me did so with a full knowledge that I had made this and many similar...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 111

English literature - 1862
...unreserved and unqualified manner. In his inaugural address he solemnly declared — ' I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...exists ; I believe I have no lawful right to do so. Those who nominated and elected me did so with a full knowledge that I had made this and many similar...
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Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1863
...the President, in his inaugural address of the 4th day of March, 1861, declared, "I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution...in the States where it exists; I believe I have no right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so:" Therefore, Resolved, As the judgment of this house,...
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THE WASHINGTON DESPOTISM DISSECTED IN ARTICLES FROM The Metropolitan Record.

1864
...endangered. * . * * * I do but quote from one of my speeches when I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and T have no inclination to do so" Such was ,the advent of Mr. Lincoln into "Washington— a city where...
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