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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... "
The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States ... - Page 656
by Horace Greeley - 1866
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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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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 11

1865
...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...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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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 496 pages
...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...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

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 8 pages
...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...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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General McClellan's Peninsula Campaign: Review of the Report of the ...

Hiram Ketchum - Campaign literature - 1864 - 72 pages
...effect, affirms that it was impossible to keep this oath without losing the nation. He maintains " that measures otherwise unconstitutional, might become...Constitution through, the preservation of the nation. EIGHT OR WRONG," he declares, " I ASSUMED THIS GROUND, AND NOW AVOW IT." This 8 a bold avowal to...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 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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The Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, President of the ...

William M. Thayer - Campaign literature, 1864 - 1864 - 75 pages
...often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation. Eight or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now avow it. I could not feel, that, to the best...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 440 pages
...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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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 808 pages
...general law, life and limb must bo 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...could not feel that to the best of my ability I had evenlried to preserve the Constitution, if, to save slavery, or any minor matter, I should permit the...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, SIXTEENTH PRESIDENT OF THE ...

HENRY J. RAYMOND - 1865
...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...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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