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" In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved.... "
Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ... - Page 105
by Abraham Lincoln - 1903 - 399 pages
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - Slavery - 1857 - 420 pages
...of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached...passed. ' A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this Government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union...
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a political text-book for 1860

1860
...of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been...free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one...
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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
...slavery agitation ; under the operation of that policy, that agitation had only not ceased, but had constantly augmented." " I believe it will not cease...passed. ' A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this Government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free." " I do not expect the...
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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
...slavery agitation ; under the operation of that policy, that agitation had only not ceased, but had constantly augmented." " I believe it will not cease...passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free." "I do not expect the...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS, AND HON ...

1860
...slavery agitation; under the operation of that policy, that agitation* had only not ceased, but had constantly augmented." " I believe it will not cease...passed. ( A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this Government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free." " I do not expect the...
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The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of Abram [sic] Lincoln: Together ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 117 pages
...ot that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been...passed. " A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 254 pages
...of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been...passed. " A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 254 pages
...of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been...passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union...
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Life of Stephen A. Douglas: United States Senator from Illinois

Henry Martyn Flint - 1860 - 457 pages
...quotation and all (laughter). I give his exact language : " In my opinion it [the slavery agitation] will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached...passed. ' A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the house...
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Speech of Senator S. A. Douglas, on the Invasion of States: And His Reply to ...

Stephen Arnold Douglas - Slavery - 1860 - 16 pages
...the party. I will read a single extract from that speech : "In my opinion, it (the slavery agitation) will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached...passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this Government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the...
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