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" But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it. "
HISTORY OF ANCIENT WOODBURY CONNECTICUT - Page 1106
by WOODBURY, CONN - 1872
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The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and ..., Volume 1

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - United States - 1863
...sentiment in the Declaration of Independence which gave liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but I hope to the world, for all future time. It was...affairs, there need be no bloodshed or war. There is 110 necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, that there will...
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Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President of the ...

David Brainerd Williamson - Campaign literature, 1864 - 1864 - 171 pages
...save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...aspect of affairs, there need be no bloodshed or war. 'Wiere is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say, in advance, that...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 8 pages
...save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it [Applause.] Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there need be no bloodshed or war. There...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 496 pages
...save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle it will be truly awfuL But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it [Applause ] Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there need be no bloodshed or war. There...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volume 1

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1864 - 37 pages
...save it. If it cannot be saved on that basis, it will be truly awful. But, if tli is country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say that I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it. Now, in my view of the present...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 12

1865
...people of this " country, but I hope to the world, for " all future time .... If this country " cannot be saved without giving up " that principle, I was...be assassinated on this " spot than surrender it" JAMES MADISON (born 1751, died 1836), third Virginian President, continues Jefferson much as John Adams...
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The Martyr's Monument: Being the Patriotism and Political Wisdom of Abraham ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1885 - 297 pages
...save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved, without giving up that principle, I was...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it. [Applause.] Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there need be no bloodshed or war. There...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 808 pages
...save it. If it cannot he saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it. [Applause.] Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there need bo no bloodshed or war. There...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 808 pages
...save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it. [Applause.] Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there need be no bloodshed or war. There...
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The National Tragedy: Four Sermons Delivered Before the First Congregational ...

William James Potter - Bible - 1865 - 67 pages
...would be lifted from the shoulders of all men," — and then he added, — "If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it," — and closed the remarkable speech with the solemn words : " I have said nothing but what I am willing...
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