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" If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it are themselves wrong and should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality ; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 211
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President of the United States ...

Frank Crosby - Presidents - 1865 - 476 pages
...blessing. " Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality—its universality ; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist upon its extension—its...
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Illustrated Life, Services, Martyrdom, and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln ...

David Brainerd Williamson - Presidents - 1865 - 285 pages
...blessing. "Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our con-fiction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...should be silenced, and swept away. If it is right, we cansat justly object to its nationality — its universality ; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 808 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground save oar conviction that slavery is wrong. It' slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...it are themselves wrong, and should be silenced and ewept away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality ; if it...
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The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in ...

John Dudley Philbrick - Readers - 1868 - 636 pages
...saying. Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...ask, they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 34

Literature - 1887
...blessing. " Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground, save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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New Outlook, Volume 113

1916
...Nation. The policy was : Slavery sectional, liberty National. The principle I quote in his own words : "If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws. and constitutions...we ask they could as readily grant if they thought it wrong." This speech has been deservedly praised 1915 A LESSON FROM HISTORY 221 for its clearness,...
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The American Union Speaker: Containing Standard and Recent Selections in ...

John Dudley Philbrick - Readers - 1870 - 636 pages
...saying. Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...All they ask, we could readily grant, if we thought slaverj' right ; all we ask, they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: From His Birth to His Inauguration as ..., Volume 2

Ward Hill Lamon, Chauncey F. Black - Lincoln, Abraham - 1872 - 634 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground, save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...its universality; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insLit upon its extension, its enlargement. All they ask, we could readily grant, if we thought slavery...
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Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life : Showing the Inner Growth ...

William Osborn Stoddard - Presidents - 1884 - 508 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Man and the War President. Showing His Growth, Training ...

William Osborn Stoddard - Presidents - 1884 - 508 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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