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" It follows from these views that no State upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union ; that resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally void ; and that acts of violence, within any State or States, against the authority of the \... "
The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern Rebellion: From ... - Page 7
by Orville James Victor - 1861
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History of the United States: From 1492 to 1872

Samuel Eliot - United States - 1876 - 507 pages
...Union, by one or by a part only of the states, be lawfully possible, the Union is less than before. ... I therefore consider that in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbrokeu ; and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly...
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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 3

Henry Wilson - Slavery - 1877
...contract, he contended that it could not be peaceably unmade except by all the parties that made it ; that " no State, upon its own mere motion," can lawfully...authority of the United States are insurrectionary or revo- . lutionary. Considering that the Union is unbroken, he pledged himself that he should take care...
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Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Hon. Thomas L. Clingman, of ...

Thomas Lanier Clingman - United States - 1877 - 623 pages
...possession of by those men whom he pronounces insurgents and revolutionists. This is his language. " It follows from these views that no State, upon its...any State or States, against the authority of the Uniled States, are insurrectionary or revolutionary, according to the circumstances.'' Mr. Lincoln,...
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Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Hon. Thomas L. Clingman, of ...

Thomas Lanier Clingman - United States - 1877 - 623 pages
...possession of by those men whom he pronounces insurgents and revolutionist*. This is his language. " It follows from these views that no State, upon its...void ; and that acts of violence, within any State <.<r States, against the authority of the United States, are insurrectionary сиrе volution ary,...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Abolition of Slavery in the United States

Charles Godfrey Leland - United States - 1879 - 246 pages
...wished it. One party to a contract may violate or break it, but it requires all to lawfully rescind it. "I therefore consider that, in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken ; and to the extent of my ability, I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Godfrey Leland - 1879 - 246 pages
...wished it. One party to a contract may violate or break it, but it requires all to lawfully rescind it. "I therefore consider that, in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken ; and to the extent of my ability, I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly...
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American Patriotism: Speeches, Letters, and Other Papers which Illustrate ...

Orators - 1880 - 674 pages
...the Union is less perfect than before, the Constitution having lost the vital element of perpetuity. It follows, from these views, that no state upon its...view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken, and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins...
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Young Folk's History of the War for the Union

John Denison Champlin - United States - 1881 - 593 pages
...nomination and election to the Presidency in 1860. In his inaugural address, Mr. Lincoln took the ground that "no State, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully...view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken, and, to the extent of my ability, I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly...
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The Theory of Our National Existence: As Shown by the Action of ..., Volume 959

John Codman Hurd - Constitutional law - 1881 - 550 pages
...itself." In this connection occurs a passage which has often been cited, judicially and otherwise : " It follows, from these views, that no State, upon...resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally void." State-Lapse; or, State-Suicide. ereignty continues until it may be interrupted by conquest, or by revolution,...
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The Theory of Our National Existence: As Shown by the Action of ..., Volume 959

John Codman Hurd - Constitutional law - 1881 - 550 pages
...itself." In this connection occurs a passage which has often been cited, judicially and otherwise : " It follows, from these views, that no State, upon...mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union ; that raolcc* and ordinances to that effect are legally void." See language very similar to this in Chase's...
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