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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,... "
The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ... - Page 106
by Edward McPherson - 1865 - 653 pages
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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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Journal: 1st-13th Congress. Repr. . 14th Congress, 1st Session ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress. Senate - United States - 1861
...difficulty. A disruption of the federal Union, heretofore only menaced, is now formidably attempted . I hold that, in contemplation of universal law, and of the...governments. It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination. Continue to execute all the express...
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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 of the...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...Governments. It is safe to assert that no Government proper ever had a provision, in its organic law, for its own termination. Continne to execute all the express...
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Das Staatsarchiv: Sammlung der officiellen Actenstücke zur Geschichte der ...

Ludwig Karl Aegidi - 1861
...GovernStaatcn, r ' .... 4. M«n ments. It is safe to assert that no Government proper ever bad a provision 1881- in its organic law for its own termination. Continue to execute all the express provisions of our national Constitution, and the Union will endure forever — it being impossible to destroy...
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THE REBELLION IN THE UNITED STATES; OR, THE WAR OF 1861

1862
...of four years, under grave and peculiar difficulties. menaced, is now formidably attempted. I hold that, in contemplation of universal law and of the...governments; it is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination. Continue to execute all the express...
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Annual Register, Volume 103

Edmund Burke - History - 1862
...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,...Governments. It is safe to assert that no Government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination. Continue to execute all the express...
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The War with the South: A History of the Late Rebellion, with ..., Volume 1

Robert Tomes, Benjamin G. Smith - United States - 1862
...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,...governments. It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination. Continue to execute all the express...
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The North-western Monthly: A Magazine Devoted to University ..., Volume 8

Education - 1897
...interesting subject. These extracts are from his inaugural, and from his first annual message: I hold that in contemplation of universal law and of the...in the fundamental law of all national Governments. Again, if the United States be not a government proper, but an association of States in the nature...
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