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" 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, might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the... "
Abraham Lincoln: His Life and Public Services - Page 97
by Mrs. P. A. Hanaford - 1865 - 216 pages
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 343

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Courts - 1952 - 1030 pages
...consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." * Some of our Presidents, such as Lincoln, "felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution through the preservation of the na*Id., at 177-178 (emphasis changed). 3 Decisions of...
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The Living Age, Volume 295

1917 - 920 pages
...so did Lincoln strike a balance when he said: "Was it possible to lose the Nation and yet preserve the Constitution? By general law life and limb must...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 - 810 pages
...of which that Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Bight or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 514 pages
...of which that Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed tliis ground, and now...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - History - 1864 - 492 pages
...of which that Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now...
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Patriotism in Poetry and Prose: Being Selected Passages from Lectures and ...

James Edward Murdoch, Thomas Buchanan Read - Patriotic poetry, American - 1864 - 200 pages
...nation—of which that Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? " By general law, life and limb...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volume 2

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1866 - 842 pages
...organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, lii'e t from behind his defenses and give us hnttle on Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now...
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The Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, President of the ...

William M. Thayer - Campaign literature, 1864 - 1864 - 96 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation, and yet preserve the Constitution? 9 By general law, life and limb must be protected. Yet...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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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 462 pages
...Caatutfonf By general law, life and limb must bo protected; yet often a limb must be amputated to aare a life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that matures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the preservation...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1864 - 544 pages
...of which that Constitution was the organic law. 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 bo amputated to save a life; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures,...
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