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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. "
Journal - Page 373
by Illinois. General Assembly. House of Representatives - 1865
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The Annual Register

Edmund Burke - History - 1864 - 776 pages
...of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that 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...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 181

Literature - 1889 - 864 pages
...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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Lives and Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin

William Dean Howells - Campaign biography - 1860 - 414 pages
...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 with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I Lave no inclination...
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln: With a Portrait on ...

David W. Bartlett - 1860 - 356 pages
...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 of slavery in the States wrhere it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, arid I have no inclination...
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, and Hon ...

Richard Josiah Hinton - Campaign literature - 1860 - 326 pages
...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 of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination...
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln: With a Portrait on ...

David W. Bartlett - Campaign literature - 1860 - 368 pages
...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 of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination...
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Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas ...

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1860 - 280 pages
...prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse. 1 will say here, while upon this subject, that 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^lo so, and I have no inclination...
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The American union; its effect on national character and policy [&c.].

James Spence - Secession - 1861 - 398 pages
...address affords an exposition of the policy of the new government. It contains these words : " 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...
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Das Staatsarchiv, Volume 1

History, Modern - 1861 - 456 pages
...of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that " 1 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...
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The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern ..., Volume 2

Orville James Victor - United States - 1861 - 586 pages
...of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that ' 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...
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