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" 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. I felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional... "
The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ... - Page 759
by Henry Jarvis Raymond, Francis Bicknell Carpenter - 1865 - 808 pages
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 343

United States. Supreme Court - Courts - 1952
...consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." * Some of our Presidents, such as Lincoln, "felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might...of the Constitution through the preservation of the na*Id., at 177-178 (emphasis changed). 3 Decisions of this Court which have upheld the exercise of...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 295

1917
...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...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
...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...Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Bight or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that, to the best of my ability,...
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Patriotism in Poetry and Prose: Being Selected Passages from Lectures and ...

James Edward Murdoch - Patriotic poetry, American - 1864 - 172 pages
...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...could not feel that to the best of my ability I had even tried to preserve the Constitution, if, to save slavery, or any minor matter, I should permit...
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HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN

HENRY J. RAYMOND. - 1864
...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...could not feel that, to the best of my ability I had even tried to preserve the Constitution, if, to save slavery, or any minor matter, I should permit...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volume 2

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1866
...possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, lii'e and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to...could not feel that, to the best of my ability, I had even tried to preserve the Constitution, if, to save Slavery, or any minor matter, I should permit...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 496 pages
...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...preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed tliis ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that, to the best of my ability I had even tried to...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 496 pages
...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...preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed tliis ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that, to the best of my ability I had even tried to...
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The Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, President of the ...

1864 - 75 pages
...possible to 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...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel 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 - Presidents - 1864 - 510 pages
...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, otherwise unconstitutional, might become...Constitution, through the preservation of the Nation.- Eight or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that to the best of my ability...
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