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" I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so ; and I have no inclination to do so. "
The North-western Monthly: A Magazine Devoted to University Extension and to ... - Page 479
1897
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - History - 1870
...probably have been very different. In his inaugural message in March 1861, President Lincoln said, " / have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere...right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." And in a letter written and published by him in the second year of the civil war, the same President...
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Annual Register

History - 1864
...contrary has all the while existed and been open to their inspection. It is found in nearly all the public speeches of him who now addresses you. I do but quote...right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. Those who nominated and elected me did so with full knowledge that I had made this and many similar...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 181

1889
...the Republic by half-adozen lines of proclamation. The president, in his inaugural address, said : " I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it now exists ; I believe that I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volume 1

1864
...reasonable ground for such an apprehension. I quote one of my former speeches, in which I declared that ' I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in states where it exists.' I believe I have no lawful right, as I have no inclination^ to do so. Those...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS, AND HON ...

1860
...a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere...right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and the black races....
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LIVES AND SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HANNIBAL HAMLIN

1860
...which a man can prove a horsechestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere...exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I Lave no inclination to do so. I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between...
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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
...a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution in the States where it exists. I believe I have no right to do so. I have no inclination to do so....
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

D.W. BARTLETT - 1860
...which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnuthorse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution in the States where it exists. I believe I have no right to do so. I have no inclination to do so....
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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
...which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnuthorse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution in the States where it exists. I believe I have no right to do so. I have no inclination to do so....
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The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern ..., Volume 2

Orville James Victor - United States - 1861
...ample evidence to the con trary has all the while existed, and been open to their inspection. It is found in nearly all the published speeches of him...right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.' Those who nominated and elected me did so with a full knowledge that I had made this and many similar...
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