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" Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation, and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life, but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 272
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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The Living Age, Volume 295

1917
...favor of what seems to him much the greater cause. Just so did Lincoln strike a balance when he said: "Was it possible to lose the Nation and yet preserve...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb." Self-Denial. SELF-DENIAL. "And what," I said, "did you do during the Great War, Francesca?" "In the...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 11

1865
...to the best of my ability imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every indispensable means, that government, that nation, of which that Constitution...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 496 pages
...the best of my ability, imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every 21 indispousable means, that government — that nation, of which that Constitution...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 8 pages
...the best of my ability, imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every 21 indispensable means, that government — that nation, of which that Constitution...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN

HENRY J. RAYMOND. - 1864
...ability, imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every 21 indispensable means, that government—that nation, of which that Constitution was the organic...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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Patriotism in Poetry and Prose: Being Selected Passages from Lectures and ...

James Edward Murdoch, Thomas Buchanan Read - Patriotic poetry, American - 1864 - 172 pages
...imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every indispensable means, that Government—that nation—of which that Constitution was the organic law. Was it...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 1864 - 510 pages
...the best of my ability, imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every indispensable .means, that Government — that Nation — of which that Constitution...and limb must be protected : yet often a limb must bo amputated to save a life; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures,...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States ...

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1866
...to the best of my ability imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every indispensable means, thut n that the Comiiiuiiding General announces to the...determined that our enemy must either ingloriously Hy or lii'e and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is...
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The Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, President of the ...

William M. Thayer - Campaign literature, 1864 - 1864 - 75 pages
...to the best of my ability imposed upon me the duty of preserving, by every indispensable means, that Government, that nation, of which that Constitution...lose the nation, and yet preserve the Constitution? 9 By general law, life and limb must be protected. Yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 440 pages
...the best of my ability, Imposed upon me the duty of prc*CTT* ing, by every indispensable moans, that Government — that nation, of which that Constitution...Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve tb<< Caatutfonf By general law, life and limb must bo protected; yet often a limb must be amputated...
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