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" This government would not hesitate to avail itself of so generous an offer if the object were one which could be made practically useful in the present condition of the United States. Our political jurisdiction, however, does not reach a latitude so low... "
Senate Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Public Documents and Executive ... - Page 5
by United States. Congress. Senate - 1862
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Uncollected Letters of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1917 - 264 pages
...practically useful in the present condition of the United States. To General George B. McClellan 203 Our political jurisdiction, however, does not reach...your Majesty some token of indication of the high sense which this Government entertains of your Majesty's friendship. Meantime, wishing for your Majesty...
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Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Letters

Luther Emerson Robinson - 1918 - 342 pages
...avail itself of so generous an offer if the object were one which could be made practically useful in the present condition of the United States. Our political...jurisdiction, however, does not reach a latitude so I6w as to favor the multiplication of the elephant, and steam on land as well as on water has been...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 714 pages
...elephants. "Our political jurisdiction," the President replied, in words probably drafted by Seward, "does not reach a latitude so low as to favor the...efficient agent of transportation in internal commerce." From time to time, the eccentric or unauthorized behavior of American diplomats caused minor ripples,...
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Abraham Lincoln Deals with Foreign Affairs: A Diplomat in Carpet Slippers

Jay Monaghan - History - 1997 - 505 pages
...transportation problem in America. Lincoln appreciated the spirit in which the gift was offered and answered : "Our political jurisdiction, however, does not reach...most efficient agent of transportation in internal commerce."12 The correspondence was published for general distribution as a "white paper." People smiled...
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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 216 pages
...avail itself of so generous an offer if the object were one which could be made practically useful in the present condition of the United States. Our political...efficient agent of transportation in internal commerce. 19 Loss of son Willie, 20 February, struck Lincoln deeply: "My boy is gone—he is actually gone,"...
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America, the Vietnam War, and the World: Comparative and International ...

Andreas W. Daum, Lloyd C. Gardner, Wilfried Mausbach - History - 2003 - 371 pages
...declined the king's gift. It would be a problem, Lincoln said, because "our political jurisdiction does not reach a latitude so low as to favor the multiplication of the elephant." 1 One hundred years later, the Thais again offered to assist in an American war, this time much closer...
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Trans-Pacific Relations: America, Europe, and Asia in the Twentieth Century

Marvin R. Zahniser - History - 2003 - 304 pages
...declined the Thai king's gift. It would be a problem, Lincoln said, because "our political jurisdiction does not reach a latitude so low as to favor the multiplication of the elephant."1 One hundred years later the Thais again offered to assist in an American war, this time...
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Abraham Lincoln: Friend of the People

Clara Ingram Judson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 195 pages
...written. These are, in part, his words: "I appreciate most highly your Majesty's tender of good offices. Our political jurisdiction, however, does not reach...multiplication of the elephant, and steam on land as well as on the water has been our best and most efficient agent of transportation in internal commerce. . . ."...
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