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" The depression of the public mind consequent upon our repeated reverses, is so great that I fear the effect of so important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government, a cry for help ; the government stretching forth its hands... "
The Century - Page 267
1889
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 808 pages
...effect of so important a step, It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted Government—a cry for help; the Government stretching forth its hands...precise expression.) " ' Now,' continued Mr. Seward, 1 while I approve the measure, I suggest, sir, that you postpone its issue until you can give it to...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond, Francis Bicknell Carpenter - Presidents - 1865 - 808 pages
...effect of so important a step, It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted Government — a cry for help ; the Government stretching forth its hands...Ethiopia stretching forth her hands to the Government.' llis idea," said the President, " was, that it would be considered onr last shriek on the retreat."...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, SIXTEENTH PRESIDENT OF THE ...

HENRY J. RAYMOND - 1865
...effect at this juncture; it may be considered the last measure of an exhausted Government — a cry for help— * the Government stretching forth its...to Ethiopia, instead of Ethiopia stretching forth its hands to the Government.' Therefore, Mr. President, I suggest that you postpone the issue of the...
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The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and Impartial ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - United States - 1866
...effect of so important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted Government — a cry for help ; the Government stretching forth its hands...considered our last shriek, on the retreat.' (This was bis precise expression.) ' Now,' continued Mr. Seward, ' while I approve the measure, I suggest, sir,...
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The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion ...

Richard Miller Devens - United States - 1866 - 705 pages
...effect of so important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government — a cry for help ; the government stretching forth its hands...would be considered our last shriek, on the retreat. ' Now,' continued Mr. Seward, ' while I approve the measure, I suggest, sir, that you postpone its...
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The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion ...

Richard Miller Devens - United States - 1866 - 705 pages
...effect of so important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government — a cry for help ; the government stretching forth its hands...would be considered our last shriek, on the retreat. ' Now,' continued Mr. Seward, ' while I approve the measure, I suggest, sir, that you postpone its...
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The National Quarterly Review, Volume 13

Edward Isidore Sears, David Allyn Gorton, Charles H. Woodman - 1866
...last measure of an exhausted government, a cry for help ; the government stretching forth its hamls to Ethiopia, instead of Ethiopia stretching forth...considered our last shriek, on the retreat." (This was his precue expression.) " 'Now,' continued Mr. Seward, ' while I approve the measure, I suggest, sir, that...
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President Lincoln; Self-pourtrayed

John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow - Presidents - 1866 - 239 pages
...of so important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted Government, — a cry for help ; the Government stretching forth its hands...stretching forth her hands to the Government. His idea was, that it would be considered our last shriek on the retreat. Now,' continued Mr. Seward, ' while...
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The History of Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1866 - 720 pages
...effect of so important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted Government — a cry for help; the Government stretching forth its hands...Ethiopia, stretching forth her hands to the Government. Now, while I approve the measure, I suggest, sir, that you postpone its issue nntil you can give it...
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The History of Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1866 - 720 pages
...effect of so important a step. It may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted Government — a cry for help; the Government stretching forth its hands...Ethiopia, stretching forth her hands to the Government. Xow, while I approve the measure, I suggest, sir. that you postpone its issue nntil you can give it...
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