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" Mr. President, I approve of the proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression of the public mind, consequent upon our repeated reverses, is so great that I fear the effect of so important a step. It may be viewed... "
The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion ... - Page 642
by Richard Miller Devens - 1866 - 705 pages
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 37

Literature - 1889
...Seward spoke. He said in substance, ' Mr. President, 1 approve of the proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression...viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government, aery for help; the Government stretching forth its hands to Ethiopia, instead of Ethiopia stretching...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 808 pages
...Seward spoke. Said hrf: — • ' Mr. President, I approve of the Proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression...Ethiopia stretching forth her hands to the Government.' llis idea," said the President, " was, that it would be considered onr last shriek on the retreat."...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, SIXTEENTH PRESIDENT OF THE ...

HENRY J. RAYMOND - 1865
...Secretary Seward spoke. Said he : — 4 Mr. President, I approve of the Proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression...last measure of an exhausted Government — a cry for hvlp ; the Government stretching forth its hands to Ethiopia, instead of Ethiopia stretching forth...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 808 pages
...Secretary Seward spoke. Said he:— ' Mr. President, I approve of the Proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression...may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted Government—a cry for help; the Government stretching forth its hands to Ethiopia, instead of Ethiopia...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 808 pages
...Secretary Seward spoke. Said he : — ' Mr. President, I approve of the Proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression...that I fear the effect of so important a step, It may bo viewed as the last measure of an t exhausted Government — a cry for help ; the Government stretching...
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THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

J.G. HOLLAND - 1866
...anticipated, until Mr, Seward said: "Mr. President, I approve of the proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression...Ethiopia stretching forth her hands to the government — our last shriek on the retreat." He further advised Mr. Lincoln to postpone the measure until it...
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THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA

JOHN S. C. ABBOTT - 1866
...Secretary Seward spoke. Said he : 'Mr. President, I approve of the proclamation, T)ut I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression...Ethiopia stretching forth her hands to the Government.' c His idea,' said the President, ' was that it would be considered our last shriek, on the retreat.'...
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The History of Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1866 - 720 pages
...determination to issue it. Mr. Seward said: 'i Mr. President, I approve of the Proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression...Ethiopia, stretching forth her hands to the Government. Xow, while I approve the measure, I suggest, sir. that you postpone its issue nntil you can give it...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865 - 1866 - 544 pages
...anticipated, until Mr. Seward said: "Mr. President, I approve of the proclamation, but I question the expediency of its issue at this juncture. The depression...repeated reverses is so great that I fear the effect of sp important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government — a cry for...
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Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln: The Story of a Picture

Francis Bicknell Carpenter - Lincoln, Abraham - 1866 - 359 pages
...the Cabinet meetings, to the effect that such an act at that tune might be considered the last effort of an exhausted Government, — " a cry for help ;...to Ethiopia, instead of Ethiopia stretching forth its hands to the Government." He therefore proposed that the document should be held back until some...
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