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" I hold that, in contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual. Perpetuity is implied if not expressed, in the fundamental law of all national governments. It is safe to assert that no government proper... "
Great Debates in American History: The Civil War - Page 18
edited by - 1913
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The Law Magazine and Law Review: Or, Quarterly Journal of ..., Volume 22

Law - 1867
...the United States, as firmly asserted the opposite doctrine : — "I hold," he says, " that in the contemplation of universal law and of the constitution,...in the fundamental law of all national governments. If the United States be not a compact proper, but an association of states in the nature of a contract...
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History of the United States: From the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 4

Jesse Ames Spencer - United States - 1866
...disruption of the federal Union, heretofore only menaced, is now formidably attempted. I hold that in the contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution...the fundamental law of all national governments. It follows from these views that no state, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union...
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The American Crisis Considered

Charles Lempriere - United States - 1861 - 296 pages
...difficulty. A disruption of the Federal Union, heretofore only menaced, is now formidably attempted. I hold that, in contemplation of universal law and...all national governments. It is safe to assert that Government proper never had a provision in its organic law for its own termination. Continue to execute...
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The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern ..., Volume 2

Orville James Victor - United States - 1861
...Lincoln's Inaugural Address. and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual. Perpetnity is Implied, If not expressed, in the fundamental law...provision, in its organic law, for its own termination. Continne to execute all the express provisions of our National Constitution, and the Union will endure...
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The North-western Monthly: A Magazine Devoted to University ..., Volume 8

Education - 1897
...reservations, and with no purpose to construe the Constitution or laws by any hypercritical rules. . . . I hold that in contemplation of universal law and...in the fundamental law of all national governments. . . . In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issus of...
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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
...difficulty. A disruption of the Federal Union, heretofore only menaced, is now formidably attempted. I hold that, in contemplation of universal law, and...Governments. It is safe to assert that no Government proper over had a provision in its organic law for its own terminal' on. C utinue to execute all the express...
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HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN

HENRY J. RAYMOND. - 1864
...difficulty. A disruption of the Federal Union, heretofore only menaced, is now formidably attempted. I hold that, in contemplation of universal law, and...expressed, in the fundamental law of all National GTovernments. It is safe to assert that no G-overnment proper ever had a provision in its organic law...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Booksellers and bookselling - 1865 - 842 pages
...disruption of the Federal Union, heretofore only menaced, is now formidably attempted. I hold that in the contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution,...law for its own termination. Continue to execute all (he express provisions of our National Constitution, and the Union will endure forever, it being impossible...
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The Lincoln Memorial: A Record of the Life, Assassination, and Obsequies of ...

John Gilmary Shea - Electronic book - 1865 - 288 pages
...of four years, under great and peculiar difficulties. now formidably attempted. I hold that in the contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution,...government proper ever had a provision in its organic taw for its own termination. Continue to execute all the express provisions of our national Constitution,...
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Our Martyr President, Abraham Lincoln: Voices from the Pulpit of New York ...

1865 - 479 pages
...right of secession is this clearly-bounded statement of the first Inaugural : " I hold that in the contemplation of universal law, and of the Constitution,...that no government proper ever had a provision in its own organic law for its own termination. Continue to execute all the express provisions of our National...
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