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" 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 — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.... "
The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of Abram [sic] Lincoln: Together ... - Page 54
1860 - 117 pages
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - Slavery - 1857 - 946 pages
...do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect that it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction,...
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The United States Democratic Review, Volume 43

United States - 1859 - 406 pages
...dissolved. I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it to cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction,...
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Life of Stephen A. Douglas: United States Senator from Illinois

Henry Martyn Flint - 1860 - 226 pages
...free. I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It •will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States— old as well as new, North...
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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
...I do not expect the Union to dissolve ; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...the course of ultimate extinction ; or its advocates will push it forward, until it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 268 pages
...free. I do not expect the House to fall, but I do expect It will cease to be divided. It will hecome all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push forward till it shall hecome alike lawful in all the States —old as well as new, North...
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln: With a Portrait on ...

David W. Bartlett - 1860 - 368 pages
...I do not expect the Union to dissolve ; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...the course of ultimate extinction ; or its advocates will push it forward, until it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new. North...
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The Life of Stephen A. Douglas

James Washington Sheahan - Legislators - 1860 - 562 pages
...free. I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...the course of ultimate extinction ; or its advocates will push forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states — old as well as new, North...
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Lives and Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin

William Dean Howells - Campaign biography - 1860 - 414 pages
...I do not expect the Union to dissolve ; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...the course of ultimate extinction ; or its advocates will push it forward, until it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new, North...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 270 pages
...free. I do not expect the House to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...Slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is m the course of ultimate extinction,...
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Speech of Senator S.A. Douglas, on the Invasion of States: And His Reply to ...

Stephen Arnold Douglas - Slavery - 1860 - 24 pages
...free. I do not expect the house to fall but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become nil one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of...slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of uliinuite extinction;...
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